Forum of Commissioners for Transportation on Wednesday urged states to adopt Computerised Vehicle Inspection to enhance safety and also implement the upgrade of VIO Oral test for driving license credibility.

A communiqué singed by Mrs Chinwe Uwaegbute, Administrative Secretary of the Maiden Meeting of the Forum of Commissioners for Transportation in Abuja, said the measure was imperative to also guaranty the longevity of vehicles.

“States are encouraged to adopt Computerised Vehicle Inspection for Safety by engaging the leading company in Nigeria.

“They are to follow the footsteps of Federal Capital Territory, Lagos, Niger, Anambra States and others that have signed like Kogi, Kwara, Ebonyi, Abia and Ondo among others.

“The forum also encouraged members to implement the upgrade of VIO Oral test to Computer Based Test to enable the credibility and ownership of driving license restoration to the state.’’

Uwaegbute said that the aim of the workshop was to bring together Commissioners in all the States of the federation to brainstorm and arrive at consensus on road sector interventions.

She said that this would assist in achieving orderly service delivery, harmonised development and revamping the economy.

She said the objective of the forum was to establish an interactive platform for the state commissioners for transport to discuss the sustainability in the implementation of policy in the sub-sector.

According to her, the aim of the forum was also to facilitate integrated and harmonised implementation of road transport policy decisions in the country.

She said the platform would assist administrators build cohesion and standardisation in the implementation of issues related to Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), signs, provisions of road furniture and facilities on the Corridor.

The communiqué urged commissioners to encourage their governors to set up Ministries of Road Transportation (MOT), Motor Vehicle Administrations (MVA) and other relevant institutional frameworks for transportation administrations in the States.

She said management of transportation at the State levels was hampered by lack of MOT, MVA to facilitate transportation administrations.

Uwaegbute encouraged states to leverage on the availability of International Development Partners, who are willing to work with them to achieve transportation programmes and deliver effective services.

She said that the Forum would work hard to produce a framework for the harmonisation of Inter-State Road Taxes across the country so that its impact on prices of goods can be mitigated.


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