The incidence of abandoned cars seems to be on the rise in Nigeria. Each year witnesses cars being taken to the mechanics but not all make it back to the roads. Abandoned cars are a result of bad roads in Nigeria leading to damage, accidents which render the car beyond repair, and sometimes lack of finance .
Funnily enough, Government is a large contributor of these damaged and abandoned vehicles in the country. Many times Government abandoned cars are just cases of mismanagement and the lack of an official maintenance culture.
Governor Akeredolu inspects abandoned vehicles
Just like every state in Nigeria, Ondo state is experiencing a high incidence of damaged and abandoned vehicles formerly used to perform government functions. The Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has disclosed that more than 600 government vehicles in the state have been carelessly used and abandoned. However, of these number, they are about 300 that if properly refurbished, could work properly once more.
The governor went on to say that the Ondo government will move to repair more than 300 vehicles out of the 600 that were badly mismanaged. According to him, these vehicles will in turn soon be useful in the implementation of the programs of the state government.
The Gov. hopes many of these abandoned cars will again serve the public
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Governor Akeredolu posted this information with a video of declaration and caption which states:
Instead of leaving old vehicles used by past admins to waste @RotimiAkeredolu is rehabilitating over 300 of them. The vehicles that have been recklessly used and condemned will soon be 'beauties' to behold and a useful tool to service the govt #AketiAtWork @APCNigeria @APCUKingdompic.twitter.com/lkgQOna4Jw
— Ondo State APC (@Ondo_APC) May 14, 2019
The Ondo state governor’s intended action could herald a new era in Nigeria of governmental responsibility in handling public equipment and machinery, including vehicles. There is as yet no further information to indicate the brand of vehicles targeted for refurbishment, or for how long most of them have stayed unused, as this could impact on the planned repair efforts.
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