…we are poised to work more- ORTMA boss, Fagbemi
Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
The Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has approved the payment of Responsibility Allowance to officers of the State Road Traffic Management Agency (ORTMA) to serve as motivation to members of the paramilitary outfit across the State
Responsibility Allowance is a benefit that is being derived by any government agency who engages in certain tasks beyond their normal assignment and the stipulated working hours for workers in the state civil service
The Director-General of the Agency in the State, Mogaji Akin Fagbemi disclosed this to newsmen in his office, describing the gesture of Governor Seyi Makinde as a positive development that will serve as an incentive to spur the officers to do more.
Fagbemi who expressed appreciation to the state government said his men will exhibit more commitment, determination, and professionalism in the discharge of their duties
He noted that the previous administration had refused to approve the allowance despite several attempts by officers and management of the Agency
“We are glad because it is a form of incentive to the officers more so for the fact that His Excellency has also approved the N30,000 minimum wage for civil servants in the state if which the ORTMA will also benefit from.
“For me, it’s s double opportunity for us, the officers are happy for the first time, they are not just working, the government has recognized their activities which is a welcome development
“We want to say here that we are poised to do more, work more and I also know that His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde is also in a position to encourage the officers. Its what is overdue and without agitations, he did the appropriate thing
The ORTMA boss appealed to the people of the State to support the officers of the agency as they carry out their assignments adding that the agency’s assignment is not limited to taking off vehicles wrongly parked on roads but to also carry out humanitarian services such as rescue operations and assisting accident victims
On the recently inaugurated motor park managers in the State, the agency will ensure their smooth operations through proper monitoring and enforcement at recognised government parks in line with their mandate and also ensuring that no illegal parks are created