Lagos State Government said it has not completely banned the VIS

The Lagos State Government, yesterday said it has not completely banned the operations of the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), being performed by Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) in the state.

Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi ; the state Commissioner for Transportation and Mr Steve Ayorinde; the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said this in Lagos yesterday in separate interviews.

They made is clear that the VIS officials are basically trained to improve their

services in line with global best services.

On May 4, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode reportedly ordered the VIOs to stay

off Lagos roads following the public complaints on how they discharge their


Elegushi stated “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’s 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”

Mr Steve Ayorinde also said the LASG’s order to the VIOs to vacate the roads was to pave way for its reforms. It will come up with improved service delivery in the state. He said “There is an ongoing reform as to how the VIS carries its operations, which might require that the inspection officers are off the streets at this point.

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