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500 buses impounded over official paint

27 August 2014, 15:36

Kaduna - A total of 500 commercial buses have been impounded by the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) in Kaduna State for not being painted in the state’s official colours of Green-Yellow-Green.

The State VIO Director, Ali Dantsoho, said on Tuesday in Kaduna that the vehicles were impounded within one month.

“Of the commercial buses arrested, 150 are Suzuki buses which carries five passengers and 350 are 10-seater buses,’’ he said.

The director said the exercise would continue and the VIO would make sure all commercial buses complied with the state government’s directive on the approved paint before using the roads.

Dantsoho said no commercial bus which was impounded would be discharged without being painted.

He said the need to have an approved state paint was for security reasons because the state government was concerned about the security and safety of citizens in the state.

The VIO official also commended the state government for banning the operations of commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as “Okada’’, in the state.

“This has helped to reduce accidents in the state,’’ he said.

Dantsoho urged motorists in the state to go and update their vehicle particulars to avert being arrested.

He urged motorcycle owners to go through the proper channels in processing their particulars to avoid falling victims of fraudsters.


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