Awka-Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Mr Afam Mbanefo, has cautioned motorists in the state to desist from obtaining their vehicle papers through unauthorised licencing agents.
Mr Mbanefo said this while reacting to questions from journalists on the activities of the state Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs) department in his office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat Complex, Awka.
He enjoined motorists to visit VIOs or the authorised licencing offices in the state and deal directly with the officers instead of patronising the services of intermediaries.
“The Governor has put a system in place for everybody to go to the bank and make their payments.
“You should go to the various locations provided by the Government to make sure you get the right documents,’’ Mbanefo urged.
He noted that the state had developed a mechanism for detecting doctored and falsified documents and combating irregular activities in the environment, including those being perpetrated in the transport sector.
He said that the VIO, which is under the Ministry of Transport, should perform its duties, and that the state would not spare any officer of the VIO, who is found wanting.
Mr Mbanefo reminded them that the Civil Service had rules and regulations by which erring personnel in the service could be punished.
The commissioner also noted that there were stipulated fines and dues for issues and offences bordering on driving licence, vehicle insurance, and vehicle roadworthiness, which offenders should pay.
Source: Anambra State Government