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Computerised vehicle inspection improves road safety, says Obayendo

By Waliat Musa
04 July 2022   |   3:58 am
The Group Managing Director of Temple Group Limited, Mr. Segun Obayendo, has said that computerised vehicle inspection is a veritable means of improving road safety. He, therefore, urged motorists to embrace the newly-introduced computerised inspections, stressing that it has proven to deliver accurate roadworthiness status of vehicles to reduce carnages and improve safety of motorists…

The Group Managing Director of Temple Group Limited, Mr. Segun Obayendo, has said that computerised vehicle inspection is a veritable means of improving road safety.

He, therefore, urged motorists to embrace the newly-introduced computerised inspections, stressing that it has proven to deliver accurate roadworthiness status of vehicles to reduce carnages and improve safety of motorists and other road users.

Obayendo stated this, at the weekend, after receiving the award for “Best Road Transport Technology Provider of the Year” at the maiden edition of the National Transport Technology Conference & Exhibition gala/awards night, organised by the Nigeria Transport Commissioners’ Forum.

Obayendo, while receiving the award from the Corp Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, thanked the organisers of the conference for pulling together stakeholders from the Federal Ministry of Transportation and its parastatals, as well as experts in transport technology and modal transportation within and outside the country, to brainstorm on topical issues concerning the present and future of the industry in Nigeria.

Obayendo, who doubles as the Managing Director of Lagos Computerised Vehicle Inspection Service (LACVIS), said: “The time is ripe to embrace intelligent transport as captured by the theme of the event, “Multimodality and Interconnectivity: Achieving a Greener Transport Systems in Nigeria.

I will request all motorists and road users to avert road mishaps by going for regular computerised vehicle inspection to prevent accidents by decreasing the number of defective vehicles on the roads. For a couple of decades now, such periodic vehicle inspection has been a standing legislation in many countries worldwide and Nigeria must not be left behind.”

The Computerised Vehicle Inspection Service began in Abuja as the Abuja Computerised Vehicle Testing Centre and is now operational in over 28 states in the country including Lagos, Ondo, Kano and Rivers.

Obayendo also bagged the award for ‘Best road transport technology provider (PPP)’. Similarly, Lagos State won the Best Transportation Infrastructure Award (Southwest) while Ogun State bagged the “Emerging Transportation Infrastructural Hub in Nigeria” awards among others.