Transport unions and some motorists on Wednesday expressed big relief at the recent ban of Vehicle Inspection Officers from Lagos roads
The Lagos residents, who spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria, commended the state government for the ban, saying that it would ease the flow of traffic on the roads. Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede, Lagos State Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers, told NAN that the development would bring positive change to gridlocks across the state.
“The ban is a welcome development and will allow free flow of traffic across the state. At times, some of the traffic congestions that motorists encounter are due to the activities of the VIOs on the roads. Many times, traffic stalls and builds up while the VIO personnel are checking vehicle particulars on the roads.
“Checking vehicle particulars using technology is definitely the way to go to ensure that road users are not hampered in any way,’’ Agbede said. Read more