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Computerised vehicle inspection centre inaugurated in Enugu

Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State on Tuesday inaugurated the first state computerised vehicle inspection service Centre in the state.

Inaugurating the inspection centre located along Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway in Emene axis, Mbah charged vehicle owners as well as transporters to ensure their vehicles obtain roadworthiness certificates in order to reduce avoidable crashes and vehicle breakdowns in on the road.

Represented by the commissioner for transport, Dr. Obi Ozor, the governor said the state-of-the-art facility represents a significant leap forward in his administration’s commitment “to ensuring road safety, environmental protection, and the overall well-being of the citizens”.

According to him, “the commissioning of the facility ushers-in a new era of transportation safety and efficiency in Enugu state.”

He said the inauguration was a testament to his administration’s dedication to modernising the state infrastructure and enhancing the quality of life of the citizenry.

“The centre is equipped with cutting-edge technology designed to provide comprehensive and accurate inspections of vehicles,” he said and expressed optimism that the initiative will not only “reduce the incidence of road accidents caused by faulty vehicles but also cut-down on harmful emissions, contributing to a healthier environment”.

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Earlier in his address, the Enugu State Chief Vehicle Inspection Officer, Mr Valentine Chime, advised motorists to avoid plying the roads if their vehicles did not undergo the inspection test.

According to him, private vehicles are expected to undergo the inspection test once annually, while commercial vehicles are bi-annual.

In his goodwill message, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Enugu, Corps Commander Sokumbi Adeyemi said the facility, if put into proper use, will reduce mechanical deficient vehicles on the road.

He, however, and encouraged vehicles owners to support the lofty initiative.

Mr. Francis Ede, the secretary of the Association of Mass Transport Operators assured that the association must key into the initiative for optimal use of the facility.

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