The Lagos State Government says it has not banned the operations of Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs) in the state.
According to News Agency of Nigeria, State Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi, and Commissioner for Information and Strategy Steve Ayorinde said this in separate interviews ,Tuesday. They explained that the VIS officials only went for training to improve their services in line with global best practices.
Elegushi, said, “Nobody is banning VIOs from the roads; there is no directive to that effect from the governor of Lagos State. 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 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,’’ he said.
Ayorinde also told NAN that the order to the Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs) to vacate the roads was to pave way for its reforms. It is also to come up with improved service delivery in the state. “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.