Rumour has it that the VIS officials have been banned from Lagos roads. However the state commissioner for transportation Prince olanrewaju Elegushi and the commissioner for information and strategy Mr Ayorinde have countered this claim.
They said the VIS officials only went on a more advanced training to improve their services in line with global standards.
Autoxpat was live at the computerized vehicle inspection center Ojodu , Lagos state where we met engineer Olayemi Olumide , head, planning & research and project officer for VIS who took us round the center and explained in detail how the newly installed equipments work.
Indeed the VIS has gone smart.
After being welcomed and handling your car to the official in charge, you are directed to the kiosk where payment is made in a totally digitalized system.
Two types of test are usually ran, “VISIUAL and EMISSION TESTS”
- Fire extinguisher, spare tyre, your wiper and other essentials.
- Focus and intensity of your lights
- Shock absorber
- Break system
- Exhaust pipe for leakages and tyre grip.
After all the tests are conducted, a result is issued by this high-tech equipment. If your vehicle fails the test you are expected to fix it between 30 days and return for a free re-test.
If your vehicle passes the test, you get a tag that tells you your car is road worthy.
The VIS is really safety conscious and has good will for Nigerian road users and this truly means that every motorist should always adhere to the rules of the VIS.
From Autoxpat, we say “Drive safely today and Heaven can wait!!!”