The General Manager of the Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency (MVAA), Mr. Lateef Lawal has called on all stakeholders to collaborate in a bid to improve service delivery and administration of vehicle licensing in the State.
Lawal, who made the call at a meeting with stakeholders, said there is the need for adequate training of persons applying for driving license in order to reduce accidents on the roads, imploring the Association of Driving Instructors and the Lagos State Drivers Institute to ensure that intended drivers acquire adequate driving skills before certification.
While decrying the existing practice of issuance of fake driver’s license and car documents, Lawal noted that a renewed collaborative effort amongst the various agencies and stakeholders will substantially reduce road accidents.
On his part, the Deputy Corps Marshal, Mr. Ademola Lawal welcomed the call for better collaboration and reiterated the FRSC determination to help all states in the Federation to fast track the issuance of driver’s License within a minimum time frame.
He noted that the efforts of MVAA in curtailing the activities of touts who issue fake driver’s license and other documents to unsuspecting members of the public is yielding positive results.
The Deputy Corps Marshal however used the occasion to advise motorists to always use their seat belts and drive within the speed limit, stressing that it is essential that motorists undergo proper driving lessons before driving on the roads.
The representative of the Association of Driving Instructors of Nigeria, Mr. Oluwatunmise called on the State Government to help standardize and harmonize all the driving schools as well as ensure that the State Driving Institute re-train commercial drivers and other motorists who are caught for traffic offences.
The General Manager then directed the Association to come up with friendly television and radio advertisements to enlighten the populace on the dangers of over-speeding and the need for proper driving lesson.
Stakeholders present at the meeting include the Deputy Corps Marshal (Training, Standardization and Certification), Mr. Ademola Kab Lawal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), Head of Operations 2, Engr. A. O Adebayo, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Driver’s Institute, (LASDRI) Mrs. Afisat Tiamiuyu and members of the Association of Driving Instructors of Nigeria.