Sanwo-Olu bans VIOs from morning operation in Lagos, gives reason

LAGOS, Nigeria – State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has on Tuesday ordered the state’s Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIOs, to desist from operating during the morning period.


According to the governor, the move is to curb traffic gridlock experienced during the peak periods as it is perceived that VIOs contribute to the gridlock as they normally stop vehicles during peak periods to demand for vehicle documents.

The governor, who addressed newsmen after presiding over the Security Council Meeting at the State House, Ikeja, said VIOs would now operate on the road for only three hours.

According to him, the officers would now operate between 12.00pm and 3.00pm.

“We are going to restrict the operation of the men of the VIO to off peak period between the hours of 12 mid-day to 3p.m,” he said.

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