Boboye Oyeyemi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that by the second quarter of this year, it would make the National Identification Number (NIN) a compulsory requirement for obtaining a drivers license.

In a statement signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi also emphasised his resolve to ensured that NIN is made mandatory for all categories of Vehicle registration, effective from second quarter of 2021.

He said this was in total compliance with the Presidential directives.

He said all applicants of vehicle registration were expected to present their National Identification Number as a precondition for the registration of their vehicles, adding that there would be no waiver for anyone irrespective of their status in the society.

Kazeem noted that the exercise was imperative seeing the critical role a harmonised database on citizens’ information will have on national development in terms of resolving the challenges of identifying individuals to assist security agencies in data collation and speedy retrievals to address critical national security challenges.

Kazeem stated that the Corps Marshal beckoned on members of the public who have not enrolled in the ongoing NIN registration at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to do so as the Corps will not register any vehicle whose owner is not captured in the NIMC database.

According to the Corps Marshal, “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, critical decision making and also enhance adequate Intelligence gathering for security of lives and properties”.

You would recall that FRSC had commenced compliance on this directive since 21 December 2020, when the Corps Marshal mandated that all applicants for the National Driver’s License in Nigeria must present the National Identification Number (NIN) from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) before they can be captured for any class of the licenses produced by the FRSC.

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