The newly inaugurated chairman, Oyo state Tippers and Lorries Disciplinary Committee, Alhaji Wasiu Adewale Yekini popularly known as ‘Oluaye’ has lauded the governor of Oyo state, Engr Seyi Makinde for the new revenue collection architecture describing it as ‘timely and laudable’.
The governor who was represented by the honourable commissioner for public works, infrastructures and transport, Prof Raphael Afonja at the inauguration on Monday in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, reiterated his commitment to bringing on board new ideas and initiatives that will usher Oyo state to into a prosperous state.
He added that the first step was to introduce a new revenue collection architecture which is completely different from what was applicable during the era of the proscribed National Union Of Road Transport workers (NURTW) noting that the later has denied Oyo state government adequate revenue that could have been deployed into other productive projects in the state as a result of financial leakage, insecurity emanating from internal wrangling of the proscribed union.
He stressed that the new disciplinary committees are directly accountable to the state government adding that NURTW remains banned in Oyo state until the governor decides otherwise.
Alhaji Yekini (a.k.a Oluaye) in his remark, while speaking with Sunrise Bulletin on the new development, described governor Makinde as a proactive governor best for the highly exalted seat in the face of various dynamics of governance adding that governor Makinde is very dedicated and committed to the welfare and prosperity of Oyo state.
He said that the new revenue collection architecture will enable the state government block all leakage in revenue collection which will in turn jerk up its revenue base noting that Oyo state is already moving towards zero revenue leakage with the new initiative.
He however, vowed to deploy his wealth of experience in the management of the disciplinary committee in order to maintain public peace and orderliness in Oyo state while interfacing with other stakeholders.
He charged tippers and lorries operators in the state to ensure strict compliance with government directives when carrying out their business activities in order not to fall short of the laws of the state as it is no more going to be business as usual.
Other members of the Oyo state Tippers And Lorries Disciplinary Committee include Mr Akintola Akeem (Secretary), and Alhaji Olowotutu (Treasurer).