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VIS Removes 50 Rickety ‘Danfo’ From Lagos Roads


The Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) has removed 50 rickety commercial buses better known as “danfo’ from roads in the state. 

Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State shared photos of the buses in a post on his X handle on Thursday.

“The Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) conducted a comprehensive enforcement operation on Wednesday targeting unroadworthy vehicles across the state,” he said.

“Over 50 rickety commercial vehicles, focused on vehicles that failed to meet the prescribed minimum roadworthiness standards as seen in its brakes, wipers, lights, shocks, and tyres, as stipulated in the State’s Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018.”

READ ALSO: VIS Vows Crackdown On Danfo, Other Commercial Transporters

He listed the enforcement locations to include Costain, Ikorodu Road, Ojuelegba, Yaba, Oyingbo, Ikeja, and Ojodu Berger.

“Some defiant commercial vehicle drivers resisted to be apprehended and in the cause of their high headedness damaged the patrol vans belonging to the VIS command,” the media aide said.

“VIO Boss Engr. Fashola further reiterated that the VIS will continue to uphold its commitment to conducting fair and unbiased enforcement drives, urging all vehicle owners and operators to prioritize regular maintenance and adherence to roadworthiness standards to ensure the safety of all road users.”

Emmanuel Egobiambu

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