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Police task Nigerians on digitalised central motor registry information service

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
18 April 2023   |   3:50 am
The police high command has revived its digitalised Central Motor Registry (CMR) information service to serve the public better.

Nigerian Police PHOTO: Odita Sunday

The police high command has revived its digitalised Central Motor Registry (CMR) information service to serve the public better.

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, therefore, urged Nigerians and residents to effectively utilise the portal.

Force spokesman, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, who hinted of the revamped portal, said sequel to commissioning of the rejuvenated CMR Unit and flag-off of the 1st Phase (Stolen Vehicle Report Portal), a module in the Central Motor Registry Information System (CMRIS), by the IGP Baba on December 7, 2022, the mandatory registration of vehicle information by the CMR since inception about seven decades ago, which was done manually and fraught with some challenges, has given way to the digitised CMRIS for seamless management of information of vehicle and owner.

Adejobi noted: “The digitalised CMRIS will effectively serve the purpose of obtaining additional information from members of the public about stolen vehicles and populating the stolen vehicle database to ensure that vehicles to be registered by the CMR are not stolen, and to aid investigation of stolen vehicles and vehicle-associated incidents.

“Similarly, owners of motor vehicles operating on Nigeria roads and members of the public are hereby notified that the new procedure for requesting for NPF central motor registry services such as motor vehicle information, change of ownership, change of engine/chassis/body, change of colour, international motor vehicle certificate, international drivers’ permit, etc. is to create a profile on the CMRIS portal and apply for the desired service via

“The Inspector-General of Police has directed the discontinuation of manual processing and issuance of all CMR documents/certificates and a migration to the digitalised NPF CMR platform. Consequently, all other CMR certificates hitherto issued by the Nigeria Police Force are, therefore, no longer valid/recognised forthwith.

“The IGP urges members of the public to cooperate with the police as the digitalised CMR platform will provide motor vehicle information for robust and proactive actions in crime prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution and efforts toward enhancing national security,” the spokesman added.