Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has donated two pick-up vans each to the Nigerian Army and the Vehicle Inspection Unit of the State Government, declaring that the vehicles would aid service delivery.
The Governor, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Security, CP Fatai Owoseni (rtd), on Saturday, January 30, 2021, said the decision to make the donations was in line with his belief that the Government must constantly do whatever it could to enhance service delivery by Agencies operating within its domain.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, Governor Makinde noted that the donation is in support of the statutory performance of the duties of the VIO and the Nigerian Army; with a view to adding value to what these two Institutions are doing in the State.
He said: “I stand here to the glory of God and for the benefit of enhanced safety and security and traffic management in Oyo State to present the keys of the pick-up vehicles, which have been approved to be presented to these two institutions. The representative of the Nigerian Army is here, who will collect on behalf of the Nigerian Army while the representative of the Vehicle Inspection Office in Oyo State will also collect on their behalf.”
While responding on behalf of the two Institutions, the Director of the VIO, Engineer James Ajayi, thanked the Governor and expressed the readiness of his men to up the ante of their performance; promising that: “We will perform our duties diligently and we will make sure that all the cars plying Oyo roads are road-worthy. This will enhance our operation more.”