Oyo State government has read the Riot Act to members of Park Management System,(PMS) in the state.

The State’s Commissioner for Public works, Infrastructure and Transportation, Professor Dahud Sangodoyin released the Standard Operating Procedure for PMS at a meeting held at the Oba Akinbiyi Grammar School, Mokola, Ibadan. 

Professor Sangodoyin said that the state was concerned about  unhealthy rivalry in the transport sector as well as some reported reckless behaviour of persons linked to the body. 

The Standard Operating Procedure as released by Professor Sangodoyin  indicated that no member of the PMS has the right to take Laws into his/her hands, adding that the body must follow the Criminal Code Laws of Nigeria and the Laws of Oyo State as well as operational codes of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency (OYRTMA).

According to him all members of the PMS must wear a human face while discharging their duties and be civil to members of the public while working collaboratively with security organs of the state.

The guideline also noted that no member of the PMS must drive recklessly and negligently whether on duty or otherwise. No member of PMS is allowed to drink any form of liquor or intoxicant substances while on duty.

It equally prohibit members of the PMS from consuming any form of prohibited hard drugs such as Cocaine, Cannabis, Refnol, heroin, Codeine, Opioids, tobacco indian hemp, Tramadol among others. 

The commissioner said henceforth, PMS members are expected to wear government approved Vests and head gears as prescribed by the Oyo State government at all times.


Professor Sangodoyin added that the state government would create data points throughout the State for all PMS members to enable them get properly registered and ensure identity Management.

Earlier, the Oyo state Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko who was part of the meeting warned members of Park management System to desist from tormenting  trouble in the state or face the wrath of the law.


 Responding on behalf of the PMS, the Chairman Oyo State Park Management Disciplinary Committee, Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi, pledged to abide by all the guidelines raised by the government.

He said that any member who is not ready to abide by the new guidelines would be made to quit the job.

RADNIG/IBRAHIM BAMIDELE

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