Ogun State government has vowed not to tolerate reckless parking of vehicles on roads across the state, saying anybody found wanting would be made to face appropriate sanctions.
The state Head of Service, Mrs. Modupe Adekunle, gave the warning at the inauguration of operational vehicles and gadgets of the Ogun State Government Parking Management Scheme held at the Arcade Ground, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
The scheme, with Engr. Wale Yusuf as consultant and chief executive officer, was established by Governor Ibikunle Amosun three years ago.
Speaking at the occasion, the Head of Service noted that the parking scheme was in tandem with the governor’s mission to rebuild the agenda aimed at bringing sanity and orderliness into road use across the three senatorial districts of the state.
She said, “This scheme has shown to the people of Ogun State that it is not all about collecting parking fees that is your ultimate goal but how we can efficiently put to effective use the new roads being constructed all around the nooks and crannies of Ogun State and bring them up to international standard,” she said.
Mrs. Adekunle charged the agency to come up with more initiatives that would make the “parking mentality” of residents better.
“When the roads are blocked, the waste of man hours affects us all. You must intensify your awareness drive to the people, using various media outfits available. This will go a long way to change the disposition of those of us who have been hitherto hostile to the scheme,” she added.
The HoS urged the agency to remit all incomes into the coffers of government and make use of the best accounting standard, stressing that, “all forms of financial profligacy that can put this scheme into disrepute must be shunned at all times.”
Earlier in his address, Yusuf said the operational vehicles, special horns and wheel clamps were purchased to enhance the agency’s drive for safer and more organised parking of vehicles in Abeokuta, the state capital.
He disclosed that ongoing road constructions, especially in Ogun East and West senatorial districts, have stalled the agency’s plan to expand its operations across the state.
The consultant restated the commitment of the management and staff of the agency towards ensuring compliance with orderly parking on major roads by people and residents of the state.

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