Socialist Get together of Nigeria (SPN), Oyo State chapter on Monday stated that Governor Seyi Makinde’s plan to acquire some buses by a non-public agency was one other manner of enriching some people.
SPN stated that such plan was to the detriment of the state.
DAILY POST gathered that Makinde had earlier stated that the state authorities would procure 107 unit of buses with a view to ease transportation system within the state.
However SPN whereas reacting, stated that procurement of the 106 unit of buses ought to be completed by the federal government ministry and never personal people.
SPN in an announcement made accessible to DAILY POST by its state secretary, Comrade Ayodeji Adigun calls for that the procurement and administration of the buses be dealt with by committee of staff within the Ministry of Public works, infrastructure and Transportation and members of the general public.
The get together stated, “The eye of the Socialist Get together of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State chapter has been drawn to the plan by the Engr Seyi Makinde-led authorities to acquire about 106 items of lengthy buses for the transportation sector of the state. Based on media reviews, the Oyo State commissioners of Finances and Planning; Youth and Sport and Data and tradition, individually claimed that the procurement of those buses which was reportedly price over #9.3 billion is to remodel the state’s transportation sector in addition to the economic system.
“SPN notes that the procurement of the mass transit buses is a obligatory and essential step wanted to be taken within the effort to begin the lengthy overdue course of of reworking and revamping the transport sector within the state.
“Nevertheless, it’ll quantity to a mere phantasm and deceit to suppose that each one that’s required for the transformation of the transport sector which is presently comatose is simply the procurement of mass transit buses. This particularly when harmful and quite a few potholes are dominant options of most of our main roads throughout the State, regardless of the declaration of “operation zero potholes” by the Engr Seyi Makinde-led authorities since six months in the past.
“This isn’t to imply that we of the SPN usually are not conscious that some potholes had been stuffed and repaired throughout some main roads within the State on the earlier stage of this declaration. Nevertheless, the actual fact stays that just about all the main roads within the Oyo state are nonetheless in unhealthy and deplorable situation months after the declaration of the so-called “operation zero potholes”.
“This clearly reveals that such an effort is essentially tokenistic, beauty and a transparent indictment on the contract system which is the doubtful system underneath which the so-called “operation zero potholes,” was executed.
“Already, there had been some sorts of accusation and speculations that the over N9.3 billion voted for the procurement of the buses is an inflated contract sum.
“This sort of different association to the so-called contract system is to provide room for accountability and transparency in order that it’s potential that proceeds realized from the actions of the buses could be invested not solely to additional enhance the transport sector but additionally different areas of wants of the individuals like schooling, well being care, water provide amongst others. This additionally implies that there should be democratic management of each ministry in any other case as standard any cash allotted therein shall be looted. Moreover, it isn’t seemingly these measures shall be put in place by Makinde administration being a pro-capitalist authorities, like its predecessors and counterparts in different states and on the federal degree, which generally places revenue and greed of some over the pursuits of the individuals.”