The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has appointed former secretary of the Park Management System, Oluwatomiwa Omolewa, as the new chairman of the agency.
In a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sulaimon Olanrewaju, on Sunday, he also ordered the reopening of the parks, which had been under lock and key following the dissolution of the PMS Disciplinary Committee led by Mukaila Lamidi, popularly known as Auxillary.
According to a report, the Auxiliary was declared wanted by the state police command for allegedly stockpiling arms and ammunition.
During a raid of his hotel, the suspect reportedly escaped, while some of his lieutenants were arrested by the police.
The governor also announced Kasali Lawal, fondly called Baba Bola, as the PMS secretary.
He said the appointment was part of the re-organisation of the PMS embarked upon by the state government, adding that the new management team comprises members from all the major factions in the transport union.
Other members of the management include the Deputy Chairman, Tajudeen Jimoh; Treasurer, Kamardeen Idowu; Financial Secretary, Tirimisiyu Olowoposi; Organising Secretary, Abass Amolese; and Auditor, Hamidu Mustapha Were.