The Vehicle Inspection Service in Lagos State has introduce new vehicle inspection format.
The Director of the Service in Lagos State, Akin-George Fashola revealed this on Tuesday that the Lagos State government introduced the new format which entails inspection of vehicles before the issuance of road worthiness was introduced because car owners do not return for inspections of their vehicles when issued a road worthiness certificate.
He said the inspection of vehicles can be done at any of the centres within the state at no additional cost as the cost has been added for the total package of renewing vehicle particulars.
According to Fashola, before now, vehicle owners were issued road worthiness certificates to bring back the vehicle for inspection within 30 days. However, Mr Fashola has said that the method will no longer be in place.
He said “the old format of issuing a road worthiness certificate and then expecting the vehicle owners to bring their automobiles forward for inspection within 30 days is no longer sustainable as most people do not bring their vehicles for the said inspection once the certificate is issued.”
“We are appealing to car owners in the state to come forward with their vehicles as the cost is already inclusive in the total package they paid for the renewal of vehicle particulars.
“You can go to any centre within the length and breadth of the state; even if you do your first inspection on the mainland and you had to do your second inspection on the island, you have no problem because they are all connected,” he added.
“The referral note that we give when you come to us is just for a grace period that covers 30 days in which we expect you to have checked and fixed the vehicle. The referral note is not an automatic clearance,” Mr Fashola said.