ONDO GOVT. COMMENCES ENFORCEMENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH ROAD TAXES LAW, SAYS ALL VEHICLES MUST BE DULY REGISTER
ONDO GOVT. COMMENCES ENFORCEMENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH ROAD TAXES LAW, SAYS ALL VEHICLES MUST BE DULY REGISTERED.
A joint team of the Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS), Vehicle Inspection Officers(VIO) officers of tge Police Force, officers of Niferia Securityabd Civil Defence Corps and officers of tge Federal Road Safety Commissii have commenced enforcement exercise on road taxes law in the state.
The execise, which commenced in Akure South local government area on Tuesday, was carried out along Oyemekun and Arakale roads as well as Alagbaka axis of the state capital.
Speaking with journalists during the enforcement, the State Licencing Officer (SLO) of ODIRS, Mr Samuel Olajide said essence of the exercise is to enforce road users compliance with traffic laws. He added that the traffic laws are so clear that any vehicle that will ply government road must have been registered and have a valid document.
He emphasised that "there are some vehicles with illegal number plate like commercial vehicles using government number plates, there also some unregistered vehicles, some vehicles are having old number plates, some drivers are with expired documents and driver's license, some don't even have.
We're carrying out this exercise because the government is concerned about the safety and security of lives of our people. These people carrying out criminal acts can easily be tracked if vehicles owners have valid documents".
He stressed that the ODIRS collaborated with Vehicle Inspection Officers and others as they are the ones saddled with the responsibility of inspecting vehicles under the law. While urging the people found guilty of one offence or the other to do the needful, Olajide noted that the enforcement exercise is quarterly.
Mr Adeniyi Adenegan, the officer in charge of the enforcement noted that the Vehicle inspection Officers and the ODIRS are partners in progress.
"We as enforcement officers, they need us to make the enforcement easier because the enforcement has been our system of working and working with them will make the enforcement a success". He added that the purpose of the enforcement is to sensitize road users to renew their driver's license and vehicle documents as it is unlawful for any road user to drive without a valid license and documents.