The Ogun State government has inaugurated a scheme aimed at curbing fake motor insurance in the state.
The Governor, Dapo Abiodun, at the flag-off of the E-third party Motor Insurance in Abeokuta, the state capital, warned motorists against patronising fake insurance companies.
The governor, represented by the Commissioner for Finance and his Chief Economic Adviser, Dapo Okubadejo, said the scheme, when fully embraced, would eradicate fake insurance certificates and increase revenue generation in the state.
He said the scheme was initiated to remove bottlenecks experienced by motorists in perfecting their vehicle papers.
“The administration’s desire is to run a government that is inclusive, participatory, promotes efficiency, transparency and also encourages holistic partnership from stakeholders that will contribute to the economic development of the state,” he said.
The Executive Chairman, Ogun State Internal Revenue Service, Olugbenga Olaleye, described the third-party insurance certificate as the least policy motorists must obtain before being eligible to use the road.
The State Coordinator, E-third party Motor Insurance, Akinyiola Moses, said the initiative was launched to stop fake operators from wreaking further havoc.