The Lagos State Government through the State Computerised Vehicle Inspection Service (LACVIS) at Ojodu has commenced inspection of vehicles to determine their road worthiness.
The centre is a special purpose vehicle (SPV) created through a joint venture partnership with IBILE Holdings to provide the global standard mandatory test for all vehicles in the state.
The centre which was commissioned in March this year by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, has replaced the manual testing carried out by officers of the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS).
However out of seven million vehicles operating in the state, only 749 light capacity vehicles have undergone the mandatory test which includes emission test, beam (head light/break light test), suspension/spring test, alignment, service break/hand break test, steering stability among others.
LACVIS Managing Director Mr Segun Obayendo said Lagos, with the highest vehicular density in Nigeria have no choice than to insist that all vehicles are not only fit, but road-worthy.
Addressing a press briefing, the MD debunked speculations that LACVIS was another revenue generating avenue for government, saying the pricing structure took congnisance of the current economic realities.
According to him, the price is a little lower than the global acceptable standard which was benchmarked upon the cost of a full tank of the respective vehicle.
Obayendo who was represented by the Chief Operating Officer Mr Segun Ogunnaike also disclosed that another LACVIS centre has opened at Ikorodu, a centre where articulated vehicles, trucks and buses, including the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) buses would be tested.
He said the two centres could cater for 250 vehicles daily, and about 5000 vehicles weekly. He added that 10 new centres would spring up across the state before December.
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