Officers of the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) have resumed operations on roads across Lagos State.
This was confirmed by the VIS Director, Akin-George Fashola on Thursday, November 21, 2019, stating that most road users believed that his officers were still off roads in the city. This is due to the fact that Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs) of the VIS were banned from functioning on roads in Lagos by the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode.
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Fashola stated that, despite having a new administration in the state, most Lagosians were of the notion that VIOs were still banned from the road. He revealed that the institution was back, and was better equipped with technology to carry out its duties effectively. According to him, the VIS is instrumental to maintaining orderliness on roads across the state. During the absence of the officers, some drivers seized the opportunity to operate without caution. This was because they knew that they could get away with such behavior.
“For the period that we were not on the road, a lot of people became relaxed and do as they pleased, whereas part of the reasons for that our off-road operation was to allow citizens to do their civic responsibilities.
“Part of such responsibilities is to ensure that their vehicles are always in top shape as well as obtaining driver’s license and renewal of vehicles’ particulars but that was not the case.
“Some of the citizens are having difficulties with us being on the road now and we are also having difficulties with them because they don’t want to believe that we are back on roads.’’
Do not be surprised to see VIOs when driving. Be prepared with the necessary driving documents to avoid having issues with them.
Car rear-view mirror is among parts often checked by VIO