replacement components Dealers Are Security risks - Lagos State Government states
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.
Transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, said this at a stakeholders gathering
on Wednesday, organised by the Motor Vehicle management Agency.
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
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.
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
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
He said the government would extend to supply a conducive environment for the dealers to do business in the state.
Secretary, MVAA, Mr. Akin Hanson, said auto and replacement parts
dealers were strategically positioned and could play a decisive function
in crime avoidance.