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FRSC warns public against patronising unauthorised number plate vendors

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FRSC warns public against patronising unauthorised number plate vendors

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned the public to refrain from patronizing touts and unauthorized vendors when processing and obtaining their vehicle license plates.

Corps Marshal Dr Boboye Oyeyemi said this in a statement issued Friday in Abuja by Public Education Officer (CPEO) Mr Bisi Kazeem.

Oyeyemi said this is the main role played in promoting national security through rigorous intelligence gathering related to its National Vehicle Identification System (NVIS), among others.

According to him, the warning follows reliable information received from the ongoing nationwide crackdown on growing cases of unauthorized license plates in circulation.

“The special operation has so far revealed that a number of motorists are completely unaware of the implications of using unauthorized license plates.

“Hence their continued patronage of touts for their vehicle registration and identification processes,” he said.

Oyeyemi explained that the FRSC, as the guardian of critical national intelligence infrastructure, urged the public to always go through the relevant authorities when obtaining their vehicle’s license plate.

He said it was because good vehicle registration was not only a catalyst for road safety, but also for national security.

The FRSC boss added that the Corps was not ready to allow any road user to become an instrument for violating the laws and order guiding the conduct of vehicles in the country.

He said that “the relevance of the national vehicle identification program in strengthening national security cannot be overstated at this critical time in our national development.

“As such, vehicle owners should make every effort to ensure that when registering their vehicles, the proper channel is religiously followed and that third party involvement should be completely avoided in all aspects of vehicle registration “

“As a result, all license plates produced can only be obtained from state auto licensing authorities and the FCT.

“Anything outside of that makes you vulnerable to obtaining false and unauthorized vehicle identification and such vehicles cannot be captured in the NVIS portal,” he said.

Source: NAN

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