By Adekola Afolabi
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has expressed satisfaction that performance indicators of the transport sector of his administration conforms with the thematic thrust of the United Nations on targeting reduction in road crashes.
Governor Akeredolu who spoke at the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Ore Computerized Vehicle Inspection Centre on Thursday, said since the inception of his administration in 2017, conscious efforts have been deployed into transforming the transport sector.
Akeredolu who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale said the restructuring of the Ministry of Transport by his administration has now yielded improved performance through the adoption of modern approaches to vehicle inspection and establishment of Computerized Vehicle Inspection Centres in three cities in the state.
“It is noteworthy that the Vehicle Inspection Department of the erstwhile Ministry of Transport is experiencing a paradigm shift from the old, manual way of doing things to digital method which is more accurate, reliable and cost effective,” he said.
The Governor assured that by the time the Computerized Vehicle Inspection Mega Centre, Ore, is completed it will not only intensify the sterling achievements in the transport sector but also contribute to safety on roads across the state.
Akeredolu used the occasion to highlight his administration’s investments on construction of new roads, timely repairs and maintenance of old ones across local governments in the state.
He acknowledged the collaborative efforts of Amotekun Corps with other security agencies which according to him have continually checkmated kidnapping and other nefarious activities on roads across the state.
In his Welcome Address the Special Adviser on Transport to Ondo State Governor, Tobi Ogunleye stated that the Ore Mega Computerized Vehicle Inspection Centre is in fulfilment of one of the critical features of the REDEEMED Agenda of Akeredolu administration.
“These Computerized Vehicle Inspection Services in Sunshine State are demonstration of the commitment of the government to ensuring that our vehicles are road worthy and in ensuring ultimately reduction of road crashes in Ondo State and beyond, he added.
While assuring that the facility will be equipped with necessary facilities and machines required for computerised Vehicle Inspection to ensure adequate safety of lives and properties on our roads, Ogunleye also urged all private vehicle owners to partner with the Government to promote safety on road by patronising the Ore Mega Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centre.
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