From Nonye Udumiri,
Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has charged transporters in Aba, Umuahia and other parts of the state to be good ambassadors.
Ikpeazu state this in Aba while on a duty to commission the first ever Computerized Vehicle Inspection Center in Abia State.
He said the transport business should not be an obstacle to the economic development of the State, urging the operators of the centre to make the facility an enabler that would support growth of transport business in Abia State.
Ikpeazu stressed that a good transport system enhances trade and commerce, economic development and investment, noting that the facility has placed Abia on the map of modern economic development.
He said the project is an attempt to correct past anomalies, pointing out that the state has joined the league of states and cities that have international standards in vehicle inspection.
Ikpeazu encouraged all transporters to find time to ensure that their vehicles are road worthy by making use of the facility.
He also called on the police and other security agencies to support the operation of the facility while also urging the Ministry of Transport to mount advocacy campaigns on the need for drivers to patronize the facility.
The Permanent Secretary of Abia Ministry of Transport, Mrs. Ijeoma Okere thanked Ikpeazu for the project, describing it as world class. Okere said that the facility would boost the economy of the State and improve the IGR of the State.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Abia State Computerized Vehicle Inspection Center, Aba, Segun Obayendo said that with the facility, Abia has opened a new chapter in transport management.
News Echo gathered that the facility will also operate the Drivers Testing Theory (DTT) to ensure that only certified drivers are issued with drivers’ license by the Federal Road Safety Commission.
The facility is also a 2 lane Test Centre – Universal Test Lane and Light Goods Vehicle Lane with a capacity to inspect 150 vehicles daily within official working hours and the centre has the capacity to inspect trucks, tankers and trailers.