In a bid to transform the transportation sector, Enugu State government has ,commenced the construction of digital vehicle inspection centres, aimed at improving vehicular maintenance in the state.
Performing the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the headquarters of the centres in Enugu on Friday, the State Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Obi Ozor, said the centres would be established in the three senatorial zones of the state.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Ikechukwu Nnamoko,the Commissioner explained that the project was aimed at improving road transport in the state. He added thst the vehicle inspection and training centres, when developed and commissioned, would serve as places where vehicles would undergo testing in accordance with international best practices.
“The project, being the first of its kind in the South-East, will serve the entire zone. It is targeted at improving driving habits and vehicular maintenance, while generating revenue for the state”, he stated.
Speaking, the Enugu State Commander of the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO), Engr. Val Chime commended the state Governor Peter Mbah for his creative and digital mindset in creating a veritable platform that would generate revenue and create jobs for the teeming youths in the state.
The representative of the concessionaire, Temple Sync Inspection Group , Arum Nnaemeka Kingsley said the computerization of the testing of vehicles for road worthiness would sanitize road worthy certification in the state.
“Vehicle inspection is currently being carried out manually. For us to really ascertain a vehicle’s road worthiness, the manual practice is not enough. This is why we are introducing the computerisation of vehicle inspection.
“The computerised vehicle inspection will help the state kick off rickety vehicles on our roads. After the completion of this project, before a vehicle road worthiness will be issued to anyone, it will undergo inspection. This will not only bring safety to the people, but also safety for vehicles and properties.
“We are going to meet the 90-day target of completion of this project because we are going to start construction immediately and in line with international best practices,” he said.