Commending FCT DRTS On Presidential Assignments


By Salihu Dantata Mahmud

The history of the vehicle inspection offices, otherwise known as VIO  in the country is such that requires elaboration and comprehensive analysis for the benefit of other traffic-related agencies who out of sheer jealousy and rivalry have moved to amend the Acts establishing them in order to monopolise traffic-related issues to their authority. If not, why the recent move by the Federal Road Safety Commission to change its name from the above to the Nigeria Road Safety Commission through a Bill that has passed second reading at the National Assembly even while they were originally set up in 1988 to reduce carnage on our roads.

In Abuja, the fear of the VIO for vehicle owners with expired particulars, licence, non possession of fire extinguisher, C-Caution, warn out tyres, lack of brake lights, hand brake, deem and full light as well as rear lights is the beginning of wisdom. Their prompt enforcement has made a lot of motorists to wake up from their…

Source: Leadership Newspaper