The Directorate of the Lagos Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) has debunked claims that it had increased the price for the issuance of Road Worthiness Certificate.
In a statement yesterday, Director of the VIS, Abdul-Hafeez Toriola, an engineer, described the rumour as unfounded and without any substance.
He said in spite of the fact that the Lagos State government had invested substantially in establishing 10 computerized centres across the state, government was not considering increasing the price for the processing of Road Worthiness Certificate. He reiterated the commitment of the government to ensure that Lagosians process their Road Worthiness Certificate (RWC) seamlessly.
He also enjoined motorists wishing to process their RWC to shun touts and visit any of the 45 VIS workstations or the 10 Lagos Computerised Vehicle Inspection Service (LACVIS) centres.
The director added that the Computerized Vehicle Inspection would also help vehicle buyers from buying imported vehicles with mechanical faults, which are usually hidden by unscrupulous sellers.
According to him, a valid safety check is required before a vehicle can be registered.
These tests, which include the Autovin, are carried out at the LACVIS centres to know the history of the vehicle and all the modifications and alterations done on the vehicle, if any.
Toriola further called on all insurance companies, vehicle documents processing agencies, car dealers/ importers and all safety agencies to cooperate with the government to actualize government’s aim of ensuring total safety on the roads by insisting that the Autovin exercise is carried out before vehicle purchase and registration is completed.