Oyo State chapter of Socialist Celebration of Nigeria (SPN), on Monday, described the introduction of bicycles to civil servants within the state as an try to counterpoint a personal agency.
The occasion condemned the motion of Governor Seyi Makinde administration to associate a agency to produce bicycles to civil servants within the State as an try to counterpoint a personal agency.
SPN challenged the Makinde-led regime to equip the State secretariat clinic with vital amenities and manpower and made it accessible to all workers.
DAILY POST stories that the state authorities had entered into partnership with a agency to share bicycles to civil servants underneath a scheme known as AWA BIKE SCHEME.
The state authorities in an try to justify its involvement within the scheme, claimed that the motive behind it’s to ease mobility across the secretariat; encourage the engagement of individuals in train and cut back carbon emission together with carrying and tearing of infrastructure.
However, SPN whereas reacting, described the involvement of the state authorities within the bicycle provide as an try to counterpoint a personal agency with public funds.
The occasion in an announcement made accessible to DAILY POST by way of its Secretary, Comrade Ayodeji Adigun, urged the state authorities to equip the well being centre located throughout the State Secretariat as an alternative of subjecting civil servants to bicycle driving.
The occasion mentioned, “The State authorities in an try to justify its involvement within the scheme claimed that the motive behind it’s to ease mobility across the Secretariat; encourage the engagement of individuals in train and cut back carbon emission together with carrying and tearing of infrastructure.
“It’s true that driving a bicycle often called biking is a type of cardio train with confirmed scientific information of well being benefits.
“Nevertheless, we maintain that the declare that the scheme, particularly the involvement of the state authorities in it, was impressed and motivated by its potential well being profit for staff within the state secretariat is a mere deceit and smokescreen. In any other case, it will not have appeared in its place to the supply of a practical well being care service on the Secretariat.
“The well being centre located throughout the State Secretariat has extra potential of well being advantages for staff within the Secretariat and their households if outfitted with each manpower and amenities.
“Sadly, the clinic has continued to undergo an enormous neglect underneath the Engr Seyi Makinde-led authorities within the State.
“To us in SPN, the necessity to reposition the well being centre which is at present in a deplorable situation owing to neglect and poor funding by successive governments within the State, ought to have been the primary precedence of the Engr Seyi Makinde-led authorities if actually its curiosity is to enhance the well being of staff within the State secretariat.
“Once more, the truth that the regime confessed that it paid administrative payment for its involvement within the so known as scheme, additional reinforces the suspicion that behind the AWA bike scheme is a self-serving motive to counterpoint a personal agency with public fund whatever the regime’s declare that it by no means paid for the procurement of the 60 bicycles reportedly delivered by the corporate for pilot take a look at of the scheme.
“Furthermore, the cost of the so known as administrative charges by the Oyo state authorities signifies that the AWA BIKE scheme and character of the state authorities’s involvement is a form of non-public public partnership, PPP association which is often a fraudulent coverage by way of which public fund is used to fulfill the revenue curiosity of pro-capitalist politicians who typically masquerade as contractors or enterprise males. We might welcome the supply of bikes for train on the Secretariat supplied it’s not meant to defraud the state and likewise if it exists aspect by aspect with a practical well being care centre on the Secretariat.”`