Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday banned the state’s Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIOs, from operating throughout the morning period.
The move is to curb traffic gridlock experienced throughout peak durations. It is believed that VIOs contribute to the gridlock as they usually cease autos during peak periods to demand for vehicle documents and make arrest.
The governor, who addressed newsmen after presiding over the Security Council Meeting at the State House, Ikeja mentioned VIOs would now function on the street for less than three hours.
According to him, the officers would now function between 12.00pm and 3.00pm.
“We are going to restrict the operation of the men of the VIO to off peak period between the hours of 12 mid-day to 3p.m,” he mentioned.