Oyo State government has named Alhaji Tomiwa Omolewa as chairman of the Management Committee for the Park Management System (PMS), while Alhaji Kasali Ajisafe Lawal will serve as the Secretary.
The government also ordered the reopening of the parks which had been under lock and key following the dissolution of the PMS Disciplinary Committee led by Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi.
The new management team announced by the government on Sunday comprises of members from all the major factions in the transport union.
The state government, had, in a bid to optimize available opportunities in the PMS, organized a town hall meeting where stakeholders came up with suggestions on how to improve the system.
One of the suggestions was that the leadership of the PMS should have members from all the factions in the transport unions to ensure peace in the state. The constitution of the new team reflected that.
Apart from the chairman and secretary, other members of the management include Alhaji Tajudeen Jimoh, Deputy Chairman; Kamardeen Idowu, Treasurer; Tirimisiyu Olowoposi, Financial Secretary; Abass Amolese, Organising Secretary; and Alhaji Hamidu Mustapha Were, Auditor.
Others are Alhaji Abideen Ejiogbe, First Vice Chairman; Ganiyu Mojeed, First Trustee; Alhaji Musa Alubankudi, Second Trustee, Alhaji Rahman Akinsola Tokyo, Second Auditor; and Alhaji Wasiu Emiola, Public Relations Officer.
Speaking after the announcement, the new PMS chairman, Tomiwa Omolewa, said he would work towards ensuring peace across the state.
His words: “I thank Governor Seyi Makinde for counting me worthy of this position. I use this opportunity to assure the people of Oyo State and the government that there will be a difference in our attitude to work.
“I promise that the people will notice a significant difference in our operations as we assume office.”