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FRSC, JTB shift enforcement date for clampdown on motorcycle, tricycle licences

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[FILES] FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi. Photo/Twitter/FRSCNigeria

Contrary to the earlier scheduled date for the enforcement of the use of motorcycle and tricycle riders licence and number plates, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Joint Tax Board (JTB) have agreed to shift the date to October.

The earlier scheduled date, which was slated for August 1 has been moved to October 2, to allow the JTB to further sensitize the state governments, especially boards of Internal Revenue of the states on the proposed clampdown.

The shift in date is to also give room for the state boards of Internal Revenue to make requests for the number plates and driver’s licences for drivers, especially in states where the items are currently in short supply.

The grace period would also be utilised for further consultations with relevant stakeholders and sensitization of the general public so as to secure the support of all on the need to adhere to road traffic laws to enhance the success of the ongoing campaign against insecurity in the country.

FRSC in a statement signed by the its Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said the earlier ultimatum given by the Corps Marshal for commencement of enforcement was sequel to reports of pervasive use of motorcycles and tricycles for urban transportation without the riders being properly licensed, or operating without registered number plates as prescribed by law.

“By this extension, all Motor Licensing Authorities (MLAs) across the country are advised to make necessary arrangements that would facilitate the easy acquisition of the Class A license and the number plates to avoid any ugly incidents.”


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