Lawmakers task motorists to patronise Ondo Computerised vehicle inspection centre to check road carnage


Ondo state House of Assembly has implored motorists and road users in the state to make judicious use of the computerized vehicle Inspection centre when commissioned in assessing their vehicles to reduce road accidents on the highways.

The Chairman, committee on public utilities and transport, Mr. Abayomi Akinruntan made the remark during an oversight function with delegation from the house of Assembly round the newly renovated Computerized vehicle center to ascertain the level of work done and why people of Ondo state should patronize the facility.

In the past, manual checking of vehicles had been in vogue, but due to the nature of the Nigerian condition, unserviceable vehicles oozing out hazardous gases still remained very much in operations.

With the newly renovated  Ondo state Computerized vehicle inspection centre conceived under public-private partnership arrangement, rickety vehicles which are not roadworthy will be a thing of the past in the state.

The Chairman, Committee on public utilities and transport, Mr Abayomi Akinruntan led the inspection team alongside members of his committee to have a physical assessment of the centre.

Speaking after inspecting the facilities, Akinruntan said the committee is impressed with the modern facility and urged motorists in the state to make judicious use of the centre.

He said the lawmakers are determined in making laws that will facilitate enforcement and compliance by road users and motorists to reduce road carnage.

The  Speaker, Ondo  Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun who was also part of the delegation expressed satisfaction with the services rendered by ONCVIS with assurances of more life-transforming legislative bills.

On his part, the Special Adviser to Governor Akeredolu on Transportation, Tobi Ogunleye noted that the centre would help motorists put their vehicles in proper working conditions in line with global environmental safety standards.

Corroborating him, the Chief Inspection Officer, Mr Alaba Adeleye said the facility when operational will go a long way in reducing road crashes and encourage maintenance culture for motorists.

The Facility Manager, Mr Bolaji Makinde noted that vehicles unable to pass integrity tests would be given one month to fix before they are impounded if positive measures toward improving safety standards are not met.