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query_builder July 5, 2018 15:59:06

By Ifeyinwa Judith Ogwo

Awka, (Awka South LGA), July 5, 2018 (MOI) Anambra State Government has introduced new 'Integrated Vehicle Inspection and Road Worthiness' fees.

Anambra State Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs) announced this while sensitising the masses on the new fees at strategic locations in Awka metropolis.

Head, VIO, Mr Christopher Okeke said that the state government made it compulsory for every vehicle in the state to undergo 'Computerised Vehicle Inspection' before issuance of 'Road Worthiness Certificate'.

According to him, the new fees for private cars up to 2000 capacity (cc)-- N3,750.00; private car above 2000cc-- N4,500.00; commercial car up to 2000cc -- N3,100.00 and pickup/bus above 2000cc --N4,750.00.

Others are coaches up to 3000cc -- N7,500.00; light truck up to 7000cc -- N8,500.00 and trucks -- 8000cc -- N11,500.00.

``The fees cover computerised vehicle tests and road worthiness certificate.

``It will enable the motoring public to know the health condition of their vehicles as this will ensure that only sound vehicles ply the roads, reduce accident rates and promote safety,’’ Mr Okeke said.

He explained that, the `Documents Verification Scheme’ is ongoing at all 42 Motor Licencing Offices to ascertain authenticity of vehicle papers.

Mr Okeke added that a 'Verified Sticker' would be placed on vehicle that had genuine vehicle papers, to allow such vehicles to move freely on the roads and at VIO checkpoints.

He, however, noted that the 'Road Worthiness Certificate of Private Vehicles' expires yearly, while those of 'Commercial Vehicles' expire every six (6) months.

Okeke, then, enjoined the public to comply with the state government directive before the enforcement date of July 23; while urging the motoring public to use the ultra modern facilities to check their vehicles’ condition. (MOI)