The Lagos state government says it has not completely banned the operations of the Vehicle Inspection Service being performed by Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) in the state.
Olanrewaju Elegushi, the state commissioner for transportation, and Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, said this in separate interviews on Tuesday. in Lagos, said that the VIS officials only went for training to improve their services in line with global best practices.
The commissioners said the VIS officials only went for training to improve their services in line with global best practices.
“Nobody is banning VIOs from the roads; there is no directive to that effect from the governor of Lagos state,” Elegushi said.
“Right now, the VIS officials in the state are undergoing training on how they will improve their services on Lagos roads.
“It is a month’s long event for the officials where they will undergo intensive training so that they will be able to deliver quality and better service across the state.
“We all believe that VIOs need to perform their functions in a more civilised way and be technologically driven.”
Ayorinde said the order to the Vehicle Inspection Officers to vacate the roads was to pave way for reforms.
“It is also come up with improved service delivery in the state,” he said.
“There is an ongoing reform as to how the VIO carries out its operations, which might require that the inspection officers are off the streets at this point.
“The government is keen to have their operations more streamlined and technologically-driven in order to serve the good people of Lagos better.”