Lagos starts enforcement of commercial vehicles re-certification

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BY OLASUNKANMI AKONI

Lagos State Government yesterday directed relevant authorities to commence a clamp-down on inter-city service commercial vehicles operators yet to comply with the state passengers’ vehicles accreditation directive.

The state had warned that with effect from May 3,  2014, all intercity service commercial passenger vehicles without the Lagos State registered vehicle number plate would not be allowed to ply Lagos roads.

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Commissioner for Transportation, Kayode Opeifa said in Ikeja, after a meeting with leaders of  transport unions in the state, that henceforth, all commercial passenger vehicles not yet registered or included in the accredited data base of the state licensed commercial passenger vehicle would not be allowed to operate in the state. He equally warned that all commercial passenger vehicles not painted in the state approved yellow colour with black stripes would not be allowed to operate in any motor parks, garages or on the roads.

Opeifa, urged the leaders of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RETEAN, Tricycle Workers Association of Nigeria, TWAN, and taxis operators to ensure strict compliance with the directive, stressing that Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, vehicle Inspection Officers, VIO and the Police had been directed to carryout enforcement and any violator be penalize in accordance with the Law.

While advising owners of commercial vehicles who were yet to comply with the state passengers’ vehicles accreditation directive to go to any of the 21 Vehicle Inspection Services Office in the state with their vehicles for necessary documentation, Opeifa also urged drivers and conductors who were yet to register at any of the five centres of the Lagos State Drivers Institute, LASDRI to do so.

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