Following the judgement of an Oyo State Court which nullified the appointments of park managers, Governor Seyi Makinde has directed Local Government Councils to take over the administration of motor parks in the state.
Speaking at the quarterly media chat programme, ‘Meet the Governor’, on Saturday, Makinde admitted that the state government was wrong to have appointed park managers since it is within the jurisdiction of Local Governments.
“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 garage from one authority or administration to the other. We will continue to work in that line and ensure peace,” Makinde said.
Justice M.A. Adegbola of an Oyo State High Court had during the week declared the appointment of park managers by the state government as illegal.
The Park Management System (PMS) was introduced by the Makinde -led government following the proscription of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state.
Delivering judgement in the case filed by the former chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state, Alhaji Abideen Olajide, a.k.a Ejiogbe and four others, Justice Adegbola described as illegal the collection of rates by the park managers appointed by the state government.