How did you get your road worthiness permit to drive your vehicle on Lagos roads?

Perhaps you can’t even remember.

Well, Lagos government wants to make the process a ‘memorable’ one.

The state is planning to build 57 computerised vehicle inspection centres – state of the art - for testing vehicles before being issued road worthiness certificates.

The General Manager of Lagos Computerised Vehicle Inspection Service, LACVIS, Mr Segun Ogunnaike, who spoke on behalf of the Managing Director, Prince Segun Obayendo, at a forum in Lagos on Wednesday, said the action was meant to reduce accident rate as well protect lives and the environment.

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According to him, statistics have shown that Nigeria has a very high accident rate due to ignorance.

He described LACVIS as a special purpose vehicle created by the Lagos State Government to certify the road worthiness of vehicles, which he identified as the most critical part of vehicle inspection.

A statement by LACVIS dismissed the insinuations that the initiative was an avenue for the government to generate revenue, stating that the amount paid for the service was meagre compared to the standard payment rate for inspection.

What they hope to achieve at the end of the day, according to the Head of Research and Planning, Vehicle Inspection Service, Olayemi Olumide, is to ensure that inspection of vehicles met global standard, taking rickety vehicles off the road.

If you vehicle is old and not looking like one that should be in a mega city, begin to prepare your mind to either pimp it or lose it.

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