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VIO permanently banned from Lagos roads
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday put the
uncertainty concerning the absence of Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO)
on Lagos roads to rest once and for all, stating categorically that he
has asked them to stay off the roads permanently.
Governor Ambode, who said this at the commissioning of Pedestrian
Bridges, Laybys and Slip Road at Ojodu Berger, also urged the Federal
Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to limit its operations to the fringes and
highways and stay clear from the main streets of the State.
He said the decisions were in line with his
administration’s resolve to ensure free flow of traffic across the
State, noting that their activities were contributing to traffic
congestion on Lagos roads.
The Governor said, “Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, let me use this
opportunity to reiterate that Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) 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.”
He said as an alternative, the State Government would employ technology
to track and monitor vehicle registration and MOT certifications and
de-emphasise impoundment of vehicles on the roads.
Speaking on the interventions in Ojodu Berger, Governor Ambode said his
administration at inception, identified the axis as one of the major
traffic flashpoints that required urgent attention, adding that the
decision was informed by the strategic importance of this axis being a
major gateway into the State.
“What we set out to achieve with this project was to ensure smooth flow
of traffic along the express, safeguard the lives of our people who had
to run across the express and project the image of a truly global city
to our visitors. Today, we are delighted that we have not only succeeded
in transforming the landscape of this axis but with the slip road, lay
bys and pedestrian bridge, we have given a new and pleasant experience
to all entering and exiting our State.
Ambode Commissions Ojodu Berger Bridge
Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode pictured with top government
officials at the commissioning of Ojodu Berger pedestrian bridge in
APC Osun Begins Preparation For By-Election To Replace Adeleke
The All Progressives Congress in Osun State has started preparations to
pick a candidate, who will represent the party in the by-election which
the Independent National Electoral Commission will conduct to fill the
Osun-West senatorial district seat at the Senate.
The late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who was the representative of the
senatorial district at the upper legislative body, died on April 23 and
there are unconfirmed rumours that the party may pick the deceased’s
younger brother, Ademola Adeleke, to contest the election. But that is