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Oyo, Sterling Bank collaborate on SME empowerment



AS part of its activities to reduce the rate of unemployment in Oyo State, the current administration of Governor Seyi Makinde would be going into partnership with Sterling Bank Plc and float a Micro-Bus Empowerment Scheme towards creating job opportunities for more commercial motorists.

  Chairman of Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), Mogaji Akin Fagbemi made this disclosure at the training session for more than 50 commercial motorists on road safety regulations and measures to curb traffic accidents on major roads in the state over the weekend.

  Organised in conjunction with the Institute of Road Transport Workers, Oyo State Chapter, the training was aimed at producing better and cautious drivers across the state to reducing road accidents on the state’s highways.

  It was stated that the state Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) commenced the special training session for drivers and motorists drawn across the state on Road Safety, Signs, Rules and Regulations as well as defensive driving in line with the constitutional responsibilities of the agency enshrined in the Oyo State Road Traffic Management Authority Law, 2009, in sections 16 (a, d, f, n, o, p).

  Addressing beneficiaries of the 1st batch of the training at the OYRTMA headquarters in Ibadan, Mogaji Fagbemi charged them to seize the opportunity to learn as much as possible so as to be good ambassadors of the Transport Institute and that of OYRTMA.

  He further implored them to put into use all lessons that would be learnt in the course of the training, saying “this training is for the benefit of all road users to be abreast of the rules and regulations guiding the usage of highways and driving in Oyo State.

“We are working to put the incidents of traffic accidents to the lowest degree and make the State a good example to others in the area of traffic regulation compliance and discipline.”

Participants at this training were expected to be part of the Micro-Bus Empowerment Scheme championed by the Institute of Road Transport Workers in conjunction with Sterling Bank Plc., which would commence soon.

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