10th September, 2021
By Zubairu Idris
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has introduced the Computerized Vehicle Inspection System in Kano, to reduce road accidents.
He disclosed on Friday at the opening of the Executive Session of the 16th National Council on Transportation (NCT) in Kano.
Represented by his deputy, Dr Nasiru Yusuf-Gawuna, Ganduje said that the new vehicle inspection system was adopted to ensure the safety of drivers and other road users.
“We intend to reduce road crashes and fatality among motorists and other road users in the state.
“It is a technological innovation used to reduce road crashes, it will enable us to sanitise the roads and align the state with global best practice,” he said.
The governor stated that the transport system in the state was mainly road-driven.
“The transportation system is dominated by road and with a high number of private cars, tricycle operators, taxi and buses,” he said.
According to him, the situation posed serious challenges which had manifested in the form of `traffic jams and avoidable accidents’.
“This is not unconnected with the presence of commercial activities in Kano which we all know to be northern Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre.
Ganduje added that the government would soon introduce a Mass Transport System, to ease transportation challenges and boost economic activities.
In his remarks, the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Ameachi, said that transportation was central to the sustainable development of any society.
“This realisation made the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government give the transport sector priority attention.
Ameachi said that the NCT was not held for the past three years due to the outbreak of the COVID-19.
Ameachi reiterated the commitment of the current administration to develop the transport sector to boost economic activities across the country.