The Chairman and Sole Administrator of the Oyo State PaceSetters Transport Services, Hon. (Dr). Dikko Salami, on Monday, 28th August, took to the streets to inspect the loading points of the Omituntun SAfER buses, for assessment and evaluation of the operations of the initiative in its first week.
Visiting each of these loading points and the terminals, Hon. Dikko also met with the leaders of the Park Management System in each of the locations to ensure unity between them and the operatives of the Pacesetter Transport Services(Omituntun buses), and measures were proposed to encourage and ensure a cordial relationship between the operational members of both sides; stating that both the initiative and the PMS are equally viable fruits of the Engr. Seyi Makinde administration, borne out of sustainability and economic stability.
During the inspection, the Chairman also met with some DPOs along the SAfER buses’ routes, who noted that some Omituntun bus drivers have been cooperating and working hand in hand with the Police Force to ensure smooth operation especially at the designated loading points. It was however noted that some bus drivers still need to be orientated to improve the operation.
Rounding off the inspection, the Chairman, Pacesetter Transport Services paid a visit to the Chairman, Park Management System, Alhaji Tomiwa Omolewa(TOMMY) at his New Garage office, where crucial matters noted during inspection were treated, and sustainable measures were proposed for adoption to ensure mutual and complementary services rather than rivalry and unhealthy competition.
While Hon. Dikko pointed that the subsidized transport service was timely important to cushion the effect of the economic difficulties in the Country, and that the PTS and PMS are both branches of the same tree, Tommy promised to support the initiative and ensure that whatever differences might arise will always be sorted amicably, and sustainable measures to ensure the cordiality will always be welcomed.