The Governor of Abia State, Gov Okezie Ikpeazu commissioned the first Abia State Computerized Vehicle Inspection Center. A step that he believes would boost the growth of transport business and Safer Road use in the state. Transport business should not be an obstacle to the economic growth and development of the State, He stated.
While speaking on the trade and commerce of the state, The Governor stated that safe transport system enhances economic development opens opportunities for investment in the State.
Earlier, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Abia State Computerized Vehicle Inspection Center, Aba, Prince Segun Obayendo said that with the facility, Abia State has joined the league of States who have a shared commitment to reduce carnages on the roads to the barest minimum by the introduction of the computerized vehicle inspection service. He noted that the facility has placed Abia State on the map of modern economic development.
The State Chief Executive encouraged all transporters to find time to ensure that their vehicles are road worthy by making use of the facility.
“The facility will also operate the Drivers Testing Theory (DTT) to ensure that only certified drivers issued with drivers’ license by the Federal Road Safety Commission.
“The facility is a 2 lane Test Center – Universal Test Lane and Light Goods Vehicle Lane with a capacity to inspect 150 vehicles daily within official working hours.
“The Center has the capacity to inspect trucks, tankers and trailers. He assured that the center in Aba is the first in the State with another one in Umuahia nearing completion.
“In line with the mandate of the Governor, the Center will also provide free diagnostic scans for vehicles as part of the inspection services to be provided for the people”.
With the commissioning of the facility, road worthiness certificate of vehicles would now be issued solely by the Computerized Vehicle Inspection Center thus removing the activities of touts who divert government revenue.