The beginning of the 21st century marked a remarkable turnaround in the use of technology to improve every aspect of the human lives. And within the transportation sector, it wasn’t out of place to expect technology to help drive major achievements.
One of the sub sectors in the transportation industry is automotive testing to determine the road worthiness of vehicles and in Nigeria, it is remarkable that vehicle testing for the purpose of issuing or renewing road worthiness certificates has undergone a major facelift.
Pioneered by Temple Group Limited, the computerized vehicle inspection service, CVIS, have risen from a humble beginning in Abuja to becoming one of the most embraced ventures across the states. In Lagos State, it is known as the Lagos Computerised Vehicle Inspection Service, LACVIS.
LACVIS is a Public Private Partnership set up three years ago to provide automotive testing facilities to determine the road worthiness status of vehicles. It began with two centres; Ojodu in Berger and Odoguyan at Ikorodu. These two centres set the framework of what would become a reference point for the advancement of technology to improve road safety in the state.
Owing to the success of the pilot phase, coupled with the need to ensure that testing centres are accessible to all irrespective of their locations, LACVIS has expanded tremendously to a 16 centre, 20 test lanes service across Lagos.
This gives room for more testing to be carried out on vehicles and all kinds of vehicles are tested such as saloon cars, SUVs, trucks, tankers and trailers. Now, many are aware of the benefits of the inspection and are voluntarily presenting their vehicles for the inspection.
The vehicle inspection report given after the inspection has made many vehicle owners know the exact status of their vehicles as they are advised for repairs on any of the defects detected hereby prolonging the lifespan of vehicles and its passengers.
This has greatly helped to increase the maintenance culture and also help to promote safer driving on the roads, which is the aim of CVIS.
Below represents the list of LACVIS centres that are spread across the length and breadth of Lagos State.
AYOBO TEST CENTER
Falola street, Majiyagbe layout, Church busstop, Ipaja, Lagos.
OKO-OBA TEST CENTER
1 Palm-View Estate, Suco Bus-stop, Opposite RRS Command, Oko-Oba,Agege, Lagos.
PWD TEST CENTER
Work yard, Old secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos.
LAGOS ISLAND TEST CENTRE
Yard Olowu Street, Lagos Island.
OJOTA TEST CENTRE
Mechnic Village Workshop, beside Olushosun Dumping Site Ojota bus/stop
EPE TEST CENTER
VIS Work Yard,
After T-Junction, Opposite Epe Resort& Spa, Epe Itoki Express Way, Epe Lagos.
OJODU TEST CENTER
VIS Testing Ground,
Ogunnusi Road, Ojodu, Lagos, Nigeria
GBAGADA TEST CENTRE
NCIE Gbagada Lagos, Beside floor mill, Gbagada Lagos.
AGRIC ISHAWO TEST CENTER
Beside rehabilitation vocational centre, Oremeji Taylor Close, Off isawo/owutu Road,Ikorodu West, Lagos.
CELE TEST CENTRE
Itire-Ikate LCDA Office Annex, by Cele Bus Stop
ODONGUNYAN TEST CENTER
Odogunyan by Olopomeji bus-stop, Ikorodu,
BADAGRY TEST CENTER
PWD Yard, Hospital Road, Badagry town, Badagry Lagos.
OKO-AFO TEST CENTRE
LASTMA Bus-stop, Badagry express way, Oko-Afo Lagos.
AJAH TEST CENTRE
VIS Zone Office,
Ilaje Road, Ajah Eti Osa.
YABA TEST CENTRE
8, Edmond Crescent Jibowu Yaba
IBEJU LEKKI TEST CENTRE
Behind Ibeju-Lekki LG Secretariate, Igango Olopa, Lekki Epe Express
With over 2million vehicles plying the city road, it is appropriate to say expansion is a very good move. It is believed that with strong cooperation of State authorities and Investors, this feat can be expressly achieved.