Megacity: Lagos Threatens To Impound Rickety Vehicles

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Lagos State government yesterday threatened that it would start  impounding rickety vehicles, emitting fumes used on its roads, saying  such vehicles do not befit the state’s status as Africa’s modern megacity.
The Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Lanre Elegushi who  disclosed this while handing over 25 pickup vans, 11 Nissan cars and 20 power bikes to aid the operations of Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) officers  said with the support of the state government, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode expects better performance from the VIS, especially in the area of enforcement.
He said though compliance is improving, the VIS enforcement efforts  would be better enhanced with provision of the new vehicles.
“I am bold and confident to say that these vehicles and power bikes we  are about to launch will continue to enhance the performance of VIS towards promotion of safety and security of motorists and commuters  alike by ensuring vehicles on our roads are in good conditions with regular checks on them,” he said.
Elegushi stated that the state government under the present administration has continued to provide equipment and infrastructure in the state to meet up with various challenges facing the state in order to manage and surmount them.
The Commissioner said that as part of the present administration’s mandates to ensure that challenges are adequately resolved; policies  are introduced to strengthen existing ones to provide institutional  support for enhancing effective discharge of the various programmes  and for operating the transport sector properly in the state.
Elegushi also pleaded with the citizens to continue to play their part in making Lagos a pride of place, as government cannot do it alone.

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