The Lagos State Government has finished plans to regulate the operations of all driving schools in the State for effective service delivery.
According to the General Manager, Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency, Mr. Lateef Lawal while speaking at the Agency’s Headquarter, Ikeja, this became necessary to ensuring driver’s proficiency and safety on the road.
Lawal also mentioned that a State Standing Committee on accreditation of driving schools operating in the State has been constituted to look into ways of accrediting, regulating and re-registering all existing driving schools.
He stated that the Committee’s core mandate is to advise the state government in all matters relating to the driving schools operations, monitoring of their activities with a view to ensuring strict adherence to laid down rules and regulations, as well as, ensuring driver’s proficiency and safety on the road.
“The Committee would also liaise with the Association of Driving Schools Instructors of Nigeria and Association of Certified Driving School Owners of Nigeria, which represents driving schools in Lagos State.”
The General Manager disclosed that an inspection exercise has been scheduled to commence from Monday 13th June, 2016, leading to the compilation of data base of all the accredited driving schools, while some schools would have to re-register and some others de-registered.
On a final note, he disclosed that any new applicant for a driver’s licence must pass through accredited driving schools.