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FRSC Backs Down On Enforcement Of New Number Plate

From Collins Amadi – The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has declared it would not enforce deadline, with respect to ban on the use of the old number plate.

FRSC Corps Marshall, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, made the declaration Wednesday while addressing journalists, during a courtesy visit to Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, in Umuahia, the State capital.

Mr. Oyeyemi indicated that henceforth, motorists with the old number plates would rather be encouraged to get the new ones when they go to renew their vehicle licences.

He added that the commission’s position was rooted in the spirit to abide by the court ruling, adding that enforcing the use of new number plate would amount to double taxation, especially if the existing drivers’ licence has not expired.

The FRSC boss stated it was a phase approach, explaining that if one’s driver’s licence expired, such person goes for renewal, as it was a 12-month cycle.

Despite this, Mr. Oyeyemi specified that the FRSC stand did not in any way encourage the use of a fake number plate or driving licence, vowing that anyone found guilty of this offence, would be prosecuted.

Away from the number plate, the FRSC helmsman said the Commission was determined to sustain the June 1, 2015 deadline enforcement of the speed limit device in the country.


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