The Committee on Identification /Application of State Owned Tractors, Construction Equipment and Heavy Duty Vehicles has submitted its report to the Ondo State Government.

Presenting the report to the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, in his office in Akure, the Committee Chairman, Mr Gbenga Olaniyi informed the governor that the present state of all the heavy duty vehicles owned by the government were captured in the report but regretted that quite a lot of the equipment are in bad shape and state.

The chairman said the state has a total of 490 Tractors out of which 190 are in good condition. He added that 209 of the tractors are in serviceable conditions but 62 are unserviceable while 29 are categorised as scraps.

Mr Olaniyi assured that the report would be useful for government to take decisions on the equipment.

Receiving the report, Governor Akeredolu who noted with satisfaction the attractive packaging of the report with colour pictures of the tractors and other heavy duty equipment, hoped the report captured the essential details needed for government to work on.

Arakunrin Akeredolu said the committee may be invited to implement some of the decisions of government like putting on sale those categorised as unserviceable and scraps.

The governor appreciated the committee members for their sacrifice and commitment to the assignment.

The 5-man committee which has Messers, Gbenga Olaniyi as Chairman, has Monday Afeniforo, Olajide Akinro, Oluwafemi Adebayo as members and Sheriff Adeyemo as Secretary, was inaugurated two months ago to identify the current state of service of the state owned tractors ,construction equipment and heavy duty equipment.

The Committee’s term of Reference at inauguration are:

To ascertain the location of the state owned tractors construction equipments and heavy duty across the state, to determine current status of all the equipment, unserviceable, scraps and vandalised.

It is also meant to produce detailed inventory of the equipment to capture, type, make, Year produced, year of procurement, cost of purchase among others.

The Committee’s term of reference also involved making appropriate recommendations to the state government in respect of property application of the equipment and to make any other recommendations that may assist the state government accordingly.

The Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale  attended the report presentation ceremony.

BODE AKINWUMI