‎Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, dissolves VIO, sacks all officers

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Government on Tuesday announced the dissolution of the state’s Vehicle Inspection Office.

A statement by Samuel Aruwan, the spokesman to the governor, disclosed that the closure of the VIO was due to the corruption and indiscipline of the personnel, and their lack of respect for the public.

The statement also said an Executive Order giving immediate effect to this decision had been signed by the Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.

The full text of the government statement reads:

“The Kaduna State Government has dissolved the Vehicle Identification Office, VIO. The Governor has signed an Executive Order giving immediate effect to this decision. All personnel of the VIO are to promptly withdraw from the streets, and the permanent staff of the agency are directed to report with their uniforms to the Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport.

With this decision, the casual staff have become surplus to requirements and accordingly dispensed with forthwith. The permanent staff of the defunct VIO are to report to the Commissioner of Works Housing and Transport for further instructions.

Anyone found on Kaduna streets purporting to be a VIO from today, Tuesday, 8 December 2015, will be treated as an impostor and will be arrested by the Police for immediate prosecution for impersonation. Appropriate announcements will be made when a replacement agency is ready to commence operations.

“Following deliberations at the Executive Council and the Security Council, the government came to the conclusion that the VIO as currently constituted does not serve the public interest. The government has noted complaints from members of the public and the security agencies regarding widespread indiscipline, misconduct, alleged extortion and disrespect to citizens by VIO personnel.

“Government is taking steps to review and reassign the functions hitherto performed by the VIO. A new structure, fitter for purpose and oriented for proper public service, will be formed and announced soon.

“While a replacement agency for the VIO is in the works, the Kaduna State Government wishes to reiterate that no staff or agency of the public service is allowed to collect or receive cash payment.

”State laws prohibit the collection of cash revenues by any person, authority or organization. All payments to the government must be conducted through a bank or via electronic channels.”


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  • wazobia scatter!!!!!!

    lagos state govt,please “copy and paste” asap ………………….

  • Mamman

    Throwing away the baby along with the bath water. With this development, who will then provide the police with the technical postmortem of vehicles needed for the prosecution of accident cases? Review their operations as fast as possible & reinstate the technical staff otherwise miscreants will take advantage of this loophole and escape justice.

  • FreeNigeria

    FRSC is next.

  • Arrest warrant


  • Fadama

    This is very good. But engage them in productive activities where it will be difficult for them to extort money and participate in other corrupt activities. I have encountered a few of them in the past and all they care about are their pockets and pot bellies

  • musa aliyu

    Alhamdulillah. Sai Mai Rusau

  • Danny

    Oh my God! I xo much love ds gov.vio are fucking heartless

  • Dazmillion

    I hope the now jobless VIO officers wont turn to boko haram for their livelyhood.

  • Gugistor

    Very good idea, the VIO do nothing more than collecting money from people, their interest is more than that of the Govt. They should go away. Road Safety all the way.

  • favourtalk

    Good leadership skills from El rufai, nigerians doesn’t want corruption in our austen again. We want it to varnish away. Real change must come to all quarters in nigeria. God bless kaduna state

  • olawale

    As an anti-corruption crusader we say capital NO to corruption .the CHANGE is here to stay