FRSC to Stop Vehicle Registration Without NIN from April
By Ahmed Rahma
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said from the second quarter of 2021, no vehicle would be registered without the presentation of the National Identification Number (NIN) by the applicant.
The agency said on this policy, it will not give a waiver to anyone, no matter how highly placed the person may be.
On Saturday, the Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, disclosed that the presentation of the NIN would be compulsory for the registration of vehicles from April in compliance with the presidential directives.
The federal government had directed agencies with the bio-data of citizens to harmonise them and in order not to be caught unawares, Mr Kazeem has advised members of the public to do the needful.
“The FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has also made provision of NIN mandatory for all categories of Vehicle registration, effective from the second quarter of 2021.
“This is in total compliance with the Presidential directives.
“All applicants of vehicle registration are, therefore, expected to present their NIN as a precondition for the registration of their vehicles.
“And there will be no waivers for anyone, irrespective of their status in the society,” he said.
“Beginning from the second quarter of this year 2021, If you want to register your vehicle, it is going to be compulsory for you to provide your NIN.
“This is part of the security checks. So, once you provide your NIN, it makes the matter easier and helps the government in national planning.
“It also helps in critical decision making and enhances adequate intelligence gathering for the security of lives and property,” the spokesman of the FRSC said.