… Says Lagos’ Transportation Modules Worth Studying
A delegation from Anambra State Ministry of Transportation, led by the Commissioner of Transportation in the State, Mrs. Patricia Igwebuike and the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Mr. Tony Collins Nwabunwanne, recently paid a courtesy visit to Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency (MVAA) to understudy the mode of operations of the Agency and how Anambra can replicate the success stories.
Welcoming the delegation to the Agency, the General Manager of MVAA, Mr. Rasheed Muri-Okunola said that he was glad to have them at this period because their visit coincides with his resumption as the new General Manager of the Agency.
He reiterated the commitment of the agency to the THEMES Plus agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. He explained that MVAA has a robust database which helps the government to plan better for motorists and also improve on security of lives and property in the State. He promised to build on the success achieved so far by the agency by improving on the legacy of his predecessors.
In his remarks, the Director of Administration and Human Resources, MVAA, Mr. Olawale Ojikutu explained the operations of the agency and its continued efforts in ensuring that the agency delivers the best of services to its customers. He disclosed that in a bid to provide a seamless service to Lagosians, the agency made available a website whereby vehicle licences could be renewed online without the customer visiting the stations. Ojikutu averred that for those who might want to visit the stations, the government has provided a one-stop centre across the state where all services of the agency could be accessed at a spot.
According to him, “The hallmark of MVAA’s success has been the rapid automation of its system and processes which has resulted in more efficient public interface, greater public confidence in the integrity of the vehicle registration process and issued licences/documents”.
Speaking during the visit, the Anambra State Commissioner for Transportation, Mrs. Patricia Igwebuike said Lagos MVAA is playing a pivotal role in the development of Transportation administration and documentation in Nigeria which other states should emulate, stressing that the visit would help Anambra State standardise its operations in the area of vehicle documentation and security.
In her words, “The Ministry decided to visit Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency because of how the Agency has been managing its activities effectively and efficiently. We were overwhelmed with the good reports we heard prior to this visit about the operations and smooth administration of Lagos MVAA”.