The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has declared that henceforth there shall be no car registration or issuance of driver’s licence without National Identification Number (NIN).
Corps Marshal Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi disclosed at the weekend in Abuja that the decision is to curb corruption.
He complained that FRSC has been faced with a lot of problems in the production of the driver’s license.
Dr. Oyeyemi said there is need to improve the production of driver’s license, adding that the driver’s license is not just a permit or an authorization to drive a vehicle on Nigerian roads, but also a highly valued identification and security document.
“It is useful for identity tracking, especially when it involves travelling and driving outside the country.
“As a matter of fact, it also offers support to the different agencies who desire to keep a tab on the identity of holders, including the diplomatic community, Dr. Oyeyemi said.
According to him, the new directive is in line with the direction of the government to guard against practices that are inimical to the objectives of the Corps.
He reiterated that the decision is to curb corruption in the driver’s license production chain.
Dr. Oyeyemi added that the same would apply to vehicle registration, stressing that Nigeria was experiencing challenges relating to identity theft like many countries.
“Without a NIN, you cannot continue any vehicle registration. This is also to ensure that the correct information is provided and kick against corruption,” the FRSC boss added.
He added that the directive is important for FRSC to avoid double identity and ease the processing of the driver’s license as well.