The Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, on Tuesday reiterated his position on the ban on the ban of Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIOs, from Lagos roads, saying the decision is permanent.
Speaking at the commissioning of pedestrian bridges, layby and slip roads in Ojodu, Lagos, Mr Ambode also asked officers of the Federal Road Service Commission, FRSC, to stay off all state roads.
“Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, let me use this opportunity to reiterate that Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) have been asked to stay off our roads permanently.
“We also advise the Federal Road Safety Corps to stay on the fringes and highways and not on the main streets of Lagos.
“It has become evident that these agencies contribute to the traffic challenges on our roads.
“What we set out to achieve with this project was to ensure smooth flow of traffic along the express, safeguard the lives of our people who had to run across the express and project the image of a truly global city to our visitors.
“Today, we are delighted that we have not only succeeded in transforming the landscape of this axis but with the slip road, lay bys and pedestrian bridge, we have given a new and pleasant experience to all entering and exiting our State.
“This project is the product of our innovative team of engineers, architects and town planners who have worked hard to create an innovative solution to tackle the challenges of this axis. I say a big thank you to the staff of the Lagos State Ministry of Works and the contractors – CCECC Nigeria Limited for a job well done,” he said.