Transport unions and some motorists have expressed big relief at the recent ban of Vehicle Inspection Officers from Lagos roads. The Lagos residents today commended the state government for the ban, saying that it will ease the flow of traffic on the roads.
Lagos State Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede, said that checking vehicle particulars using technology is definitely the way to go to ensure that road users are not hampered in any way. He urged motorists to visit VIO offices to renew their licences and maintain the road worthiness standards of their vehicles.
Also, the Lagos State Chairman, Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Musa Muhammed, said the ban will reduce the number of law enforcement agencies on the road. He expressed optimism that the ban will bring sanity to Lagos roads.
A commercial driver, Mr Wale Akinsanya, also expressed delight that the ban will reduce traffic jams on the roads. Mrs Dorcas Ogunnaike, a motorist in Lagos, is, however, of the opinion that the ban on VIOs will result in the return of rickety vehicles to the roads.