Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The Delta State House of Assembly has raised concern over the influx of fake mechanics, and spare parts dealers in the state, saying that their activities in the recent times, had led to frequent road accidents including loss of many lives.
The chairman, House of Committee on Transport, Mr. Efe Ofobruku who spoke to journalists yesterday in Asaba after his committee met with the Association of Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Spare Parts dealers, licensing of motor vehicle mechanics in the state, disclosed that the State Assembly had indicated interest to partner with the state government, and the people to ensure that quackery in the automobile industry, and fake spare parts dealers are flushed out.
The lawmaker explained that the proposed law that will provide for the automobile workers, would help to identify authentic automobile technician and provide them with more and genuine customers to better the growth of their business.
Mr. Ofobruku who said that the desire of the state House of Assembly to turn out law that would be acceptable to all Deltans, however called on interested stakeholders who were yet to summit memorandum to the proposed law to do so as soon as possible, and commended the high interest shown by the various groups, and their contributions to the law making process.
He maintained that the proposed law will bring sanity to the automobile industry in the state, and charged the stakeholders to embrace the regulations that would come with the proposed law.
Also, the State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan disclosed that the state government was committed to the safety of motorists in the state, saying that the proposed law would reduce cases of motor vehicle accidents on the roads.
Relying on the statements of experts, the commissioner stated that many road traffic accidents in the recent times were traceable to the activities of untrained mechanics or the use of fake, and substandard motor spare parts.
The commissioner disclosed that the proposed law will bring sanity to the road,
eliminate quackery in the automobile industry, and restore confidence to vehicle users.