Hi all, trust you are off to a great start this month. This month is the World Environment Day, and all over the world, several activities to commemorate the event have held in over 100 countries.
For us at LACVIS, we equally supported our stakeholders in this project. Twice this month, we attended World Environment Day Events held by the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA.
Both events were great outings. Speaker upon speaker drew attention to the fact that Air pollution is real, dangerous and deadly.
At the LASEPA held event, The Director of the Vehicle Inspection Service, Engr.Abdul-Hafeez Gbolahan, Toriola, gave a paper presentation titled ;Poor State of Vehicles as a Major Contributor to Air Pollution.
At both events, LACVIS was a proud sponsor. The theme for this year’s event is apt and crucial to our operations, Air Pollution.
As must have been noted, Air Pollution is an issue of grave concern , and the industry we operate from, the transport industry, is a major contributor to Air Pollution from improper combustion from vehicles.
However, while there is little we can do in the choice of car to be bought, there is much to be done in the state of how we want the vehicle to be.
Emission is one of the tests carried out at any LACVIS centres. When we check for emission, we want to know if complete combustion has taken place in a vehicle.
Gases such as Carbon Dioxide, Carbon monoxide and Nitrogen Oxide are checked for to be sure they aren’t pollutants to be released into the air and be the causes of many diseases .
Interestingly, LASEPA is the regulator in determining the acceptable emission level in vehicles. Currently, Euro 3, is the benchmark for Lagos State as the standard and we look forward to total compliance by all to achieve a healthier environment.
Ladies and gentlemen, with all these activities, we believe you should be ready to play your part in reducing Air Pollution.
However, you will also need to know that regular inspection at LACVIS centre will help you to know how much of pollutants or otherwise you are releasing into the atmosphere. But you will only know that if your vehicles are tested with the latest computerised equipment from LACVIS.
We implore you to be more responsible, patriotic and make sure you make the world a better place for each and everyone.