The Ondo state government has presented 22 buses and motorcycles to Activity Executing Agencies in its Ministries, Departments, and Agencies through its Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project (OSPSGR&DP).
Some of the beneficiaries of the facility include the Board of Internal Revenue, Public Service Training Institute (PSTI), Civil Service Commission, Office of the Accountant-General, Office of the Auditor-General and Procurement Price Monitoring Unit.
Briefing newsmen on the development, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Kayode Akinmade in company with his Budget and Planning counterpart, Mr Akin Adaramola said the assignments of the OSPSGR&DP of building the capacity of the workforce and provision of equipment to MDAs will enhance effective and efficient service. ”This programme was originally coined capacity building but was changed by the National Assembly. It was meant to train and equip the staff towards improved performance. “Adequate training enhances the productivity of workers. The government felt it needed to change the way public service was discharging its responsibilities, hence the numerous training programmes, workshops, seminars etc being conducted for its personnel. The vehicles are also being provided to enable government work go smooth”, he stated.
Also commenting on the development, Adaramola cautioned against using the vehicles for other things apart from the purpose for which they were bought.