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‘Lagos’ road-worthiness policy targets compliance, not revenue’

By Benjamin Alade
14 January 2022   |   1:49 am
The Lagos State Government has said the newly introduced ‘no-vehicle inspection, no road-worthiness policy’ is an exercise targeted at compliance, rather than revenue earning for the State Government.

Some VIO officials

The Lagos State Government has said the newly introduced ‘no-vehicle inspection, no road-worthiness policy’ is an exercise targeted at compliance, rather than revenue earning for the State Government.

Director, Vehicle Inspection Service, (VIS), Akin-George Fashola, however, appealed to vehicle owners in the state to come forward with their vehicles as the cost is already inclusive in the total package that was paid for the renewal of vehicle particulars.

The Director disclosed that the old format of issuing a roadworthiness certificate and then expecting the vehicle owners to come and present their vehicle for inspection within 30 days is no longer sustainable as most vehicle owners do not bring their vehicles for the said inspection once the certificate is issued.

“The referral note that we give when you come to us is just for a grace period that covers 30 days, during which we expect you to have checked and fixed the vehicle. The referral note is not an automatic clearance,” the Director said.

Fashola explained that the Vehicle Inspection Service is ramping up its capacity to accommodate more vehicles through the 27 fully-equipped centres with 30 more underway to cover the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas.

He added that the Mobile Testing Centre is also available for companies and owners of large fleets of vehicles.

You can go to any centre within the length and breadth of the state. Even if you do your first inspection on the mainland and you have to do your second inspection on the Island, you have no problem because they are all linked.”

The existing 28 computerised vehicle inspection service centres according to the VIS are in; Ayobo, Oko-Oba, PWD, Lagos Island, Agric-Ishawo, Owode-Onirin, Bolade-Oshodi, Oke-Odo, Epe, Ojodu, Gbagada, Coker-Aguda, Yaba and Ajah. Others are in Cele, Ibeju-Lekki, Odogunyan, Oko-Afo, Badagry, Ojota, Agbowa, Alausa, Anthony, Suru-Alaba, Omorege- Alaba, LASU, UNILAG, and a Mobile Centre making it 28 operational centres.

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