Oyo State Government has announced plans to name and appoint motor park managers in all the 33 local government areas across the state.
Prof Raphael Afonja, the state Commissioner for Works and Transport, made this known on Friday in Ibadan.
According to him, the goal is to have them become the eye of government and collect revenue on behalf of the state government and this will be remitted through the consultant and sent to government coffers.
He said they will be appointed on Monday and this would bring the state government closer to the people, adding that appropriate measures would be taken to ensure everything is done properly.
“This is different from the traditional union thing that has been going on before. The government feels there is a need to have appropriate people that can spearhead the collection of revenue for the state. Those park managers and those appointed to work in quarries will be collecting funds on behalf of the government.
“No union is allowed to collect money from vehicle owners because they have been proscribed. They are proscribed by the government and not allowed to collect money on behalf of their unions. These park managers will be in charge of the 33 LGs across the state.
“Mukaila Lamidi known as Auxiliary is not a park manager. The list of park managers in each LG will be unveiled by Monday. Every local government will have a park manager.
“However, we have a disciplinary committee which will be a liaison between state, security agencies, and these parks. We will unveil these committee members by Monday too after due and proper consultation. Letters have been sent out to security agencies to inform them of this new development.
“Any illegal collection of funds should stop. Anyone should show approval from the government. Unions are not allowed to collect money in the state,” Afonja said.