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By Alabi Sheriff

The Executive Chairman Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, Hon. Sheriff Adewale Musa has counseled the people of the Council Area to take their vehicles for testing at the Vehicle Inspection Office, (VIO), Testing Center at Ijoko road, as this will further protect lives and properties.

The Chairman made this statement when the newly posted Ogun West Zonal Commander of the, VIO, Engr. Mrs Olugbenga Oluwatoyin paid him a courtesy call at the Local Government Secretariat, Ota.

Hon. Musa further added that as the Chief Security Officer of the Council Area, he will give his maximum support to the enforcement of vehicular testing by the VIO in the Council Area .

The Zonal Commander, Ogun West VIO, Engr.( Mrs) Olugbenga Oluwatoyin stated that when people pay for Road Worthiness Certificate, there is always an attached referral note indicating that the vehicle should be taken to the VIO Testing Centre, which most people out of ignorance have always over look.

The VIO Zonal Commander, added that the Ogun State Chapter of Vehicle Inspection Office has threatened to take drastic actions against any vehicle operating across the State without Inspection Certificate.

She stated further that, the gesture was part of their efforts to reduce accidents on the roads in the State and explained that the Inspection Certificate would be used to determine vehicles that are safe to move on the roads.

She added that the test has been paid for along with Road Worthiness Certificate which means, if one has paid for Road Worthiness Certificate, the test would be conducted without any further charges.

She disclosed that, testing of vehicles has improved from manual to computerized checks.

“The service would not take it likely with whoever fails to do vehicles inspection adding that serious sanctions await offenders” she concluded.

The Head of Local Government Administration,  Dr. Adebola Bamgbose appreciated the newly posted commander for her timely visit to the Council and assured her of the Local Government cooperation in sensitising the public on the need for motorists to get their vehicles checked.


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