Good news to Lagos residents, VIO is now out of the way !! Taking effect yesterday May 8th 2017, Govemor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode  has ordered officials of the Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs) out of Lagos roads Following complaints from motorists and other road users.

Motorists in Lagos state had constantly complained about the harsh method Vehicle Inspection Officers carry out their activities.

Festaconline gathered that these VIO officers have caused serious pain and damage to some residents in the state.

Festaconline  learned that the directive was in line with the present administration of Ambode’s policy of compulsory training and retaining of all public workers in the state irrespective of cadres.

Asides this, some complaints about supposed high-handedness and over-zealousness of some VIOs were other reasons the Ambode ordered them out of Lagos roads until further notice.

Mr. Steve Ayorinde, state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said “the truth is the transport Ministry is undergoing restructuring, including the VIO.

The Commissioner for Transportation had made some recommendations, which he will present at the State Executive Council meeting and things can move forward from there.”

“But we all believed that the VIO activities should be technologically driven,” he added.

Meanwhile, a VIO source, said “the officers had been ordered by the Governor to go on compulsory retraining on the use of modern technology in order to be humane in dealing with the public.”

The order of the roads is till further notice by the Governor.


Do you think they would return ? Should they be banned permanently ?? Drop your comments below.