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FRSC to apprehend unregistered motorcycles 

By Benjamin Alade 
02 August 2022   |   2:42 am
Worried by the increasing number of unregistered motorcycles plying the roads and the urgent need to ensure that all two-wheel vehicles are duly captured in the National Vehicle Identification

Seized motorcycles

Worried by the increasing number of unregistered motorcycles plying the roads and the urgent need to ensure that all two-wheel vehicles are duly captured in the National Vehicle Identification Scheme database, the Acting Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu, has issued directives to the 37 Sector Commanders to commence with immediate effect, full force enforcement on any motorcycle seen without appropriate registration.

The directive came following the imminent need to comply with the Federal Government’s order on clamping down on the hordes of unregistered motorcycles on Nigerian roads.
 
In a statement by Assistant Corps Marshal, Corps Public Education Officer, FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, yesterday, the order was necessitated by the spate of insecurity and the need to curb it by bringing to a halt continuous operations of these categories of vehicles without registration on the roads.

While laying emphasis on the security implications of not capturing all motorcycles in the national database, the FRSC boss charged the Sector Commanders to liaise with the Boards of Internal Revenue in their respective states, set up a Taskforce in conjunction with the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies where necessary, including Vehicle Inspection Office and other stakeholders for effective enforcement.

Expectedly, the directive also conveyed that the unregistered motorcycles are to be impounded while the owners are mandated to commence and complete full registration of the motorcycles before they are released.

The Acting Corps Marshal said that the operation is aimed at getting unregistered motorcycles registered and documented in the national database. Therefore, operatives may not issue notice of offence tickets to the operators.

However, all motorbikes impounded must be fully documented.