He also launched the Temporary Vehicle Tag to be obtained by vehicle owners in the state.
In his speech, Fashola used the occasion to announce government’s declaration of October 15, 2014 as a day that motorists in the state will be discouraged from hooting their car horns or siren while driving.
Commending the Commissioner for Transport, Comrade Kayode Opeifa for the One-Stop initiative, the governor described the state government’s achievement in the management of transportation sector as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’.
He added that the new centre was the first of its kind in Nigeria.
“This One-Stop Centre and the Temporary Vehicle Tag is another milestone in our journey in managing Lagos transport sector.
“Managing transportation in Lagos to this stage is like the eighth wonder of the world. People are buying vehicles every day, and it takes a lot of efforts and commitment to manage it.
“The One-Stop Centre and Temporary Vehicle Tag is to engender an efficient service delivery. It is a service delivery point where vehicle registrations, drivers’ licence and renewal, plate numbers and everything that has to do with drivers and vehicles are done without delay”, he said
No horn day LagosOn the no-horn initiative tagged ‘A Day Without Horn’, Governor Fashola who decried the unnecessary use of horn by motorists in the state, urged road users to be patient when behind the wheels.
According to him, the voluntary programme was to reduce noise pollution, engender safer roads, safer drivers and safer community.
In his own remark, Opeifa who announced that five more centres will be built across the state, said the Temporary Vehicle Tag was to reduce unregistered vehicles’ attraction to armed robbers.
”With the Temporary Vehicle Tag, no car would ply the state’s roads without identification as newly bought car from the point of purchase would be given a tag to identify it, and the identification details will be in the state database”, he stated.
Speaking to DailyPost after the commissioning, Opeifa explained that the office was all encompassing.
“The One Stop Centre is not a place owned by one agency but a facility established to make vehicle administration a wonderful experience.
“Right here, you have Customs, Police, LASTMA, VIO, FRSC and others. Here, people can get their number plates, do driver’s license and renewal as well as dealer’s license for those selling vehicles.