Thursday, August 22, 2013

Lagos State Government Says Spare Parts Dealers Are Security Threats

replacement components Dealers Are Security risks - Lagos State Government states

Lagos State Government states constituents of the Auto Spare Parts and mechanism Dealers Association, functioning within the Trade equitable Complex on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, are constituting a security threat to the state.

The government clarified that it adopted the view as a outcome of the denial of the traders to comply with the regulation guiding their procedures.

Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, said this at a stakeholders gathering on Wednesday, organised by the Motor Vehicle management Agency.

He said regardless of efforts to make the operators to regularise their enterprise, ASPANDA constituents had refused to deal with the government, asserting that they operate inside a Federal Government territory.

Opeifa, who was comprised by the Permanent receptionist of the ministry, Mr. Sheyi Coker, added that the position was no longer legitimate with the latest concessioning of the complex to private investors. He advised the traders to cooperate with the government in the overriding interest of all.

Opeifa said, “The insistence of ASPANDA that they function outside the ambit of state government gives origin for concern.

“Lagos State Government has the primary responsibility for public security and security inside its domain. So, ASPANDA place is thus inimical to the safety and security of the millions of law-abiding residents of the state.”

The commissioner said there was need for constant connection between auto replacement components dealers and the regulatory agency considering the large engrossment of vehicles in the state.

He said the government would extend to supply a conducive environment for the dealers to do business in the state.

enduring Secretary, MVAA, Mr. Akin Hanson, said auto and replacement parts dealers were strategically positioned and could play a decisive function in crime avoidance.


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