By Ogenyi Ogenyi,Uyo
Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom yesterday commissioned the Ibom Computerized Vehicle Inspection Services (IBCVIS) with a call on motorist to take advantage of the diagnostic facility to prioritize maintenance checks and other precautionary measures on their vehicles to ensure safety on roads.
At the occasion in Uyo, Eno explained that the IBCVIS concept was a Public Private Partnership between the State Government, Vehicle inspection units of the Federal Road Safety Corps and the Temple Group Limited, to provide a one-stop-shop vehicle diagnosis centre for residents of the state to minimize the rate of vehicular accidents due to faulty vehicles.
“Your life is important to us, and we are commissioning this at this time because you know what the season holds. Now, more vehicles travel very far, it is good you test and check your vehicle which 8s why we are partnering with the Temple Group Limited to commission this centre.
“We are also partnering with the vehicle inspection unit of the Federal Road Safety Corps so that they can also check and approve this facility. We want to be sure that your vehicle is road-worthy. If you have your vehicle inspected here and approved, you won’t be scared of driving on the road.” The Governor said.
He urged the investors to take advantage of the business-friendly atmosphere in the state to expand their investment to provide all-round automobile solution services by setting digital workshops in the state, adding that this would increase job opportunities and training of young Akwa Ibomites.
“If you have a diagnostic Centre, then you should have a workshop. So I am inviting the management of Temple Group to go beyond just providing diagnostics services. It is good to move from diagnosis to treatment and to cure. So let’s move on to provide a digital workshop that will complete the cycle.
“We are friendly and hospitable people. Apart from that, the State is peaceful and you can always do your business here and succeed. The Government will always play it’s part, to provide the land, conducive environment and security for people who want to invest in Akwa Ibom State.” Eno advised.
Earlier in a remark, Group Managing Director of Temple Group Limited, Mr Segun Obayendo, expressed the delight of his company over the business-friendly environment in the state and the hospitable disposition of the people, revealing that the Uyo centre has capacity to analyze 150 vehicles per day.
He added that plans were underway for establishment of three other centres in Ikot Ekpene, Eket and Oron, as the company was already considering channeling more investments to the State on account of the excellent cooperation it has enjoyed from government and residents.