The Chairman of the Oyo State Pacesetter Transportation Service Company, Mr. Dare Adeleke on Friday confirmed he bought some autos belonging to the Oyo state authorities to spare components sellers in Agodi Gate space of Ibadan, following a narrative printed by SaharaReporters.
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that 22 model new autos bought by the rapid previous governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi had been bought off by Adeleke.
The new autos bought by Ajimobi administration had been lower than eight years previous when Adeleke bought them as scraps.
The story which was unique to SaharaReporters was printed after some aggrieved employees members of the corporate petitioned the state governor, Seyi Makinde to complain in regards to the fraudulent sale of presidency autos.
The staff within the petition alleged that Adeleke; General Manager of the corporate, Akinleye Akinwole and Director of Finance, Mrs. Ogunjobi have contracted some spare components sellers at Gate Spare Parts Market to secretly transfer some reparable buses out of the premises of the corporate at Eleyele, Ibadan, often on Sundays.
But reacting to the allegations, Mr. Adeleke mentioned it isn’t a brand new factor for out of date and unserviceable buses to be bought off, however due course of have to be adopted.
He, nonetheless, blamed an opposition get together, All Progressives Congress (APC), saying it was making an attempt to distract the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) within the state by crying wolf the place there was none.
But in a swift response, one of many employees members of the corporate who spoke with our correspondent on cellphone mentioned Adeleke’s assertion was stuffed with lies.
“The vehicles were repairable,” he mentioned.
“Don’t mind the man. He was only telling lies. Those vehicles were repairable. There was one of the vehicles which had a problem with its fuel pump and we made effort to repair them (the vehicles) before Adeleke was appointed.
“Those autos weren’t that unhealthy. It was solely three of the autos that weren’t adequate. How can he declare that 22 autos had been unhealthy? Ajimobi administration might need had its personal faults however it was not this unhealthy.”
Adeleke in a statement he personally signed in Ibadan on Friday morning said he had increased the productivity of the company since his appointment.
Adeleke said, “It just isn’t a brand new factor for out of date and unserviceable buses to be bought however due course of have to be adopted.
“However, we must remind our detractors that this Administration has increased both in value and income the fortunes of Pacesetter Transport Services.
“In spite of the challenges of spare components of the Daewoo buses processed by the final administration which warranted the try to promote them off to Primero, an organization owned by APC stalwart, the Makinde administration turned the fortunes of the corporate round by investing in spare components to deliver again over 30 grounded buses and proceed to sustaining (sic) the 20 operational buses met on the bottom.
“FGMC’s have increased their patronage of the company as corporate organisations like Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola has increased usage of PTS buses as staff buses and likewise, ROM Oil & Extreme Manufacturing Company using 8 of our buses. Also, Oriental and Global Manufacturing Company are using 3 buses.
“The enhance in high quality of our providers has continued to draw spiritual and social cultural teams for chartered providers of our buses frequently.
“Despite the fact that PTS does not receive monthly subversions, the company pays her staff salaries on the 25th of every month, just as the state government (workers) usually receive their salaries. Likewise for the first time in 7 years, the staff of the company enjoyed promotion promptly.
“We due to this fact want to inform political jobbers disguising as employees of PTS to hitch palms for developmental politics in Oyo State.”
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