Oyo hands over administration of Motor Parks to LGs

The Oyo state government has handed over the running of parks and its management to the administration of local government in the state

This is sequel to last week’s High court judgement on the proper administration of Motor Parks in the state. 

Justice M. A. Adegbola had in her ruling last week held that the management and control of motor parks was a local government function as provided for under Section 7 (5) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

Also contained in the judgment was a declaration of the appointment of park managers was unconstitutional, illegal, null and void as it contravenes the provisions of Section 7 (5), paragraph 1 (e) of the 4th Schedule to the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

A brief event on Monday at office of state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Mr Bayo Lawal, saw local government Chairmen issue letters of appointment to park managers.

The Chairman, Parks Disciplinary Committee, Mukaila Lamidi— Auxiliary, led the park managers to receive letters of appointment from their new employees.

Mouthpiece NGR recall that Governor Seyi Makinde over the weekend in compliance with the ruling had directed local government councils to take over the administration of motor parks in the state.

Speaking on behalf of Chairmen of local government areas in the state, during Monday’s handover, Caretaker Chairman, Ibadan South West local government, Kehinde Akande said the LG Chairmen had formally engaged the park managers under their respective local governments.

He said the local government had given the park managers the authorisation and appointment letters to back up their operations.

Akande said the park managers had remained peaceful hence their engagement, urging them to remain peaceful in their activities.

Speaking, Chairman, Park Managers Disciplinary Committee, Mr Mukaila Lamidi affirmed that the park managers had received letters as being appointed by local government areas.

He said letters of their being appointed by the state government had been withdrawn while they are now under the employ of the various local government administration.

Lamidi knocked reports of park managers instigating violence around the motor parks stating that his members remained peaceful.

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