OYRTMA COLLABORATES WITH OYO DIASPORA OFFICE,SET TO ENGAGE OVERSEA RETURNEES FOR PRODUCTIVE ASSIGNMENTS TO BETTER OYO STATE
Earlier today, The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), Mogaji (Dr.) Akin Fagbemi received in working visit, Hon. Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu, Senior Special Adviser on Diaspora Affairs to the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde.
Discussions centered on how the department of Diaspora Affairs could effectively partner OYRTMA in the specific area of providing opportunities for Oyo State indigenes who for one reason or the other has to return back home from several parts of the world where some have been subjected to various degrees of inhumane conditions, harsh and hostile work environments.
Dr. Fagbemi while commending the SSA on her very laudable initiatives further reiterated the commitment of the Governor Seyi Makinde led administration to the welfare of the good people of Oyo State both home and abroad.
In his words, the OYRTMA boss said, “it is important we appreciate our leader and Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde for putting the people of Oyo State first in all his directives, policies and governance model. Secondly, I must personally commend you, the SSA, for the tremendous job you have been doing since your nascent appointment by the people-loving Governor particularly in seeing to the repatriation of stranded and oftentimes helpless sons and daughters of Oyo State.
On our part, we are ready to join with you to make lives easier for the returnees. We shall create a special arrangement and training for those of them you recommend and subsequently co-opt them into our OYRTMA Mayor Scheme so as to enable them earn a living through government-provided-stipends whilst contributing significantly to the economic growth of the State by ensuring free flow of human and vehicular traffic across the State.
Additionally, this would help take them off the street as they struggle to reintegrate back into the contemporary Nigerian society. It would reduce crime rate as it remains a known fact that an unemployed individual is a reserved soldier for destruction”, he concluded.
It would be recalled that Hon. Bolanle Sarumi had upon her appointment by Governor Makinde, paid a courtesy call on the OYRTMA boss on 30th April, 2020 to explore possible areas of collaboration.