Oyo State chapter of Socialist Social gathering of Nigeria (SPN), on Monday, described the introduction of bicycles to civil servants within the state as an try to complement a non-public agency.
The social gathering condemned the motion of Governor Seyi Makinde administration to accomplice a agency to produce bicycles to civil servants within the State as an try to complement a non-public agency.
SPN challenged the Makinde-led regime to equip the State secretariat clinic with essential services and manpower and made it accessible to all workers.
DAILY POST reviews 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 scale back carbon emission together with sporting and tearing of infrastructure.
However, SPN whereas reacting, described the involvement of the state authorities within the bicycle provide as an try to complement a non-public agency with public funds.
The social gathering in an announcement made obtainable to DAILY POST by its Secretary, Comrade Ayodeji Adigun, urged the state authorities to equip the well being centre located inside the State Secretariat as a substitute of subjecting civil servants to bicycle using.
The social gathering stated, “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 scale back carbon emission together with sporting and tearing of infrastructure.
“It’s true that using 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 employees within the state secretariat is a mere deceit and smokescreen. In any other case, it will not have appeared as an alternative to the supply of a purposeful well being care service on the Secretariat.
“The well being centre located inside the State Secretariat has extra potential of well being advantages for employees within the Secretariat and their households if outfitted with each manpower and services.
“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 presently 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 employees 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 complement a non-public 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 check 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 type of non-public public partnership, PPP association which is often a fraudulent coverage by which public fund is used to fulfill the revenue curiosity of pro-capitalist politicians who usually masquerade as contractors or enterprise males. We might welcome the supply of bikes for train on the Secretariat offered it’s not meant to defraud the state and likewise if it exists aspect by aspect with a purposeful well being care centre on the Secretariat.”`