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Oyo LGs To Take Charge Of Park Management As Makinde Accepts Court Verdict

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Engr. Seyi Makinde of Oyo state on Saturday admitted that the state government was wrong to have appointed park managers for the state.

Governor Makinde who spoke at the quarterly media chat said the government was wrong to have appointed park managers since it is within the jurisdiction of local government.

An Oyo State High Court presided over by Hon. Justice M. A. Adegbola had, during the week, nullified the appointment of Park managers in the state.

The Park Management System, PMS, was introduced by the Seyi Makinde -led Oyo state government following the proscription of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in the state.

Justice Adegbola, while delivering the judgement in the case filed by the former chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Oyo State, Alhaji Abideen Olajide (a.k.a Ejiogbe), described the collection of rates by the park managers appointed by the state government as illegal.

Gov. Malinda remarked that: “we want to accept court judgement and we have directed local governments to take over their work.

“This is the first time killings did not happen during the handover of the garage from the one authority or administration to the other. We will continue to work in that line and ensure peace.”

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