The Executive Chairman of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS), Mrs. Shade Omoniyi has advised motorists in the State to ensure they comply and abide by all road safety measures, checks and traffic laws in order to enjoy a friendly and accident free State. She stated this in Ilorin on Tuesday during the commencement exercise of law enforcement on traffic law violators and offenders organized by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) in conjunction with the KW-IRS Legal & Enforcement Directorate led by the Director, Lateef Okandeji Esq.
Omoniyi, speaking at the Mobile Court in Ilorin, said KW-IRS is charged with the responsibility of revenue generation for the strategic development of Kwara State and is not restricted to that function alone but also concerned with the safety of lives of road users in the State. She appealed to motorists and the general populace to do the needful as required by the law by maintaining orderliness on roads across the State especially as the year is coming to an end. She also encouraged motorists to complete their vehicle registrations and obtain necessary documents from the lawful authorities in the State to avoid embarrassment on the road.
Also speaking at the enforcement exercise, the Sector Commander, FRSC Kwara State, Jonathan Owoade, explained that the Commission just completed a safety vehicle check in September where motorists found wanting in one way or the other were pardoned without any issuance of penalty tickets. He said FRSC in conjunction with KW-IRS and VIO have conducted the enforcement exercise in a peaceful manner across the State without any force of intimidation or manhandling of traffic and road safety law violators or offenders.
Owoade appealed to motorists to ensure they voluntarily visit designated offices to collect necessary documents needed for their vehicles or other means of transportation before using it on the roads and to also ensure that their vehicles are road friendly and worthy to avoid been caught or embarrassed by men of the FRSC or VIO in the State. He said the enforcement exercise will be continuous and hosted at different locations across the State. He also admonished that motorists should abide by all traffic laws in order to experience accident free “ember” months as the year comes to an end.