Commissioner for Transportation stresses need for car maintenance

The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Dayo Mobereola, is calling on Nigerians to maintain their vehicles.

At the 2016 Bi-Annual Safety Week of the Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Services, themed “Unroadworthy (Rickety) Vehicles: Threat to Life on our Roads”, he stressed the need for better cars, PM News reports.

“When you maintain a vehicle you are guaranteeing a life. There are no economic arguments for allowing rickety vehicles just simply because we cannot place a premium or value on any life. The consequences outstrip the gains.

Our focus will be to bring people to the realisation that there is a need to maintain their vehicles. It is not only for themselves but for all other road users. It is then and only then that we can say we are ready for business. It is pertinent to say that for sanity to prevail on our roads, everyone of us must consider ourselves as stakeholders,” he added.

16 percent of global vehicular deaths have been traced to Africa.

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