It is with gladness in my inner heart that I wish to welcome you to this historic Fourth Edition of our Road Safety Awareness Seminar & Usage of Genuine Engine Oil Advocacy for the highly distinguished members of Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association, Ondo State Chapter and National Union of Road Transport Workers, Ondo State Council.
On Thursday 24th of July, 2018 we initiated this Project in Lagos State, Nigeria; and on Thursday 1st November of the same year, we took it to Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, Nigeria; while on Thursday 7th February, 2019 the Project landed in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria and now to the benevolence of God Almighty and the constant support of Mobil Oil, we are here in the Sunshine State (Ondo).
Our message hasn’t change!
It’s the message of hope; through which we are urging the Nigerian Auto Repair/Maintenance Technicians to imbibe the spirit of best practices and standard ethical behaviour while practicing their noble trade; in order to give their customers exceptionally best jobs.
Mind you, the Project of Safety on the Nigerian Roads is the duty of everyone.
Therefore, Auto Repair/Maintenance Technicians should all know that while practicing their profession, there are spiral negative effects on whatever isn’t fixed to vehicle manufacturers’ specifications.
To the numerous car owners as well as the commercial drivers who in most cases coarse repair/maintenance technicians to manage for them; for not having adequate financial resources to get their vehicles properly fixed should know that placing such improperly fixed vehicles on the roads is an urgent call to ugly incidents; the consequences of which can be of greater terrible nature.
On the part of the government, we are calling on His Excellency, the Ondo State Governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to establish more Mechanics Villages for the use of members of Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association in the Three Senatorial Districts of the state; if he can’t do so for all the big towns in the state; in order to free the environment of used oil pollution which can be of adverse effect on the health of the citizens.
Meanwhile, for coming to add colur to today’s events and also for contributing to make it a huge success, I want to sincerely appreciate the sacrifice of the enormous time of the Governor, the FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer (ACM Godwin Omoefe Ogagaoghene mni), the FRSC Ondo State Sector Commander (CC Rotimi Adeleye), the FRSC Ondo State Command Head of Operations (DCC Olusegun Ogungbemide), the State Chairman of NURTW, Ondo State Council (Comrade Jacob Adebo, a.k.a Idajo) and his large entourage.
Much appreciation goes to our Royal Fathers-of-the-Day, His Royal Majesty, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi (Odundun II) the Deji of Akure Kingdom and His Royal Majesty Oba (Dr.) Victor Kiladejo, (Jilo III), the Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom,
To our esteemed Guest Speakers and other Distinguished VIPs, thanks so much for your anticipated contributions.
To our Corporate Sponsors, 11 Plc (Mobil Oil), we keep appreciating your leadership of the Lubricant Sub-Sector of the Nigerian economy and your quest for betterment of the lives of Vehicle Repair/Maintenance Technicians across the country as well as improvement in their trade.
The Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association; South-West Leaders, Ondo State Chapter Executives, the LGA Branch Executives, the Unit Executives and all distinguished members present, kindly accept our appreciation for coming!
God bless you all!
SAMUEL OLOYEDE ORIOWO
(Welcome Address delivered by Samuel Oloyede Oriowo, President, Automobiles And Road Safety Initiative at Road Safety Awareness Seminar & Usage of Genuine Engine Oil Advocacy for NATA Members Ondo State Chapter & NURTW Ondo State Council on Thursday 23rd May, 2019)