Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday announced a permanent ban on the State Vehicles Inspection Officers (VIOs) from operating in all Lagos roads.
Governor Ambode made this known on Tuesday, May 16 at the commissioning of the pedestrian bridges, lay-by and slip roads at Ojodu Berger axis in the state.
The governor said it had been observed that VIOs and FRSC contributed significantly to traffic gridlock in the Lagos metropolis.
He said the state would employ technology to track and monitor vehicle registration and MOT certifications.
In his words: “Let me use this opportunity to reiterate that Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs) have been asked to stay off our roads permanently. We also advice the Federal Road Safety Corps to stay on the fringes and highways and not on the main streets of Lagos.
“It has become evident that these agencies contribute to the traffic challenges on our roads. We will employ technology to track and monitor vehicle registration and MOT certifications.”