Nigeria

FRSC clamps down on users of invalid, unregistered vehicle number plates

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it had deployed no fewer than 1,500 of its personnel to provide security during the Sept. 19 Edo governorship election.

The Lagos State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission has embarked on a week-long clampdown on motorists with invalid and unregistered vehicle number plates.

The Lagos Sector Commander, Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, stated that the corps is aware of the increase in the number of motorists using invalid and unregistered number plates as well as the continuous use of old government number plates by private vehicle owners, hence the need for the special operation to stop this illegal act.

He said the special operation would go along with mobile court sittings for erring offenders, especially those who produce such fake number plates in green color to appear as if they are for government vehicles with the intention of evading security checks and enjoy other possible privileges.

Ogungbemide also made it known that all commands in Lagos and across the country is carrying out the special operation simultaneously.

The sector commander encouraged those with old number plates to change to the new ones in line with the National Road Traffic Regulation (NRTR).

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