The Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) has unveiled a newly-acquired maximum tonnage truck.
This, it said would enhance operations of the agency at Oyo and Ogbomosho zones of the state.
OYRTMA’s Executive Chairman, Dr. Akin Fagbemi, told newsmen that the heavy-duty towing truck acquired by Oyo State Government, has the ability to recover accident vehicles in emergency situations, as well as tow impounded small and heavy-duty articulated vehicles that may obstruct the free-flow of human and vehicular movement within Oyo and Ogbomoso zones of the State.
“This, which the authority lacked for over 8 years, makes it two of such heavy-duty equipment that the government would acquire for the agency in less than one year,” he added.
Fagbemi also said, “It would enhance our statutory duties and enhance our statutory mandate of enforcing the compulsory anti-covid-19 dusk-dawn curfew imposed by the Oyo State Government”.
He further expressed gratitude to the Oyo State Government, under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde, who has put all logistics, physical and human resources in place to further enhance the activities of the Authority.
He opined that, “with this newly added feat, we can say categorically that Oyo State is the only State in the Southwest Geopolitical zone that can boast of three of such machinery for its road traffic management agency”.
Fagbemi said the heavy-duty articulated vehicles would help the Agency in enforcing Government’s orders, particularly against those going flouting the curfew orders of Oyo State, by smuggling into the State myriads of persons, as against the permissible essential goods and services.