SEPTEMBER 30, DEADLINE DATE FOR OLD NUMBER PLATES Say FRSC Boss

 

The Agbor Unit Commander of Federal
Road Safety Corps, Mr. Olusola Olusegun has over the weekend in a chat with
newsmen stated that September 30th, 2013 has been slated by the Joint Task
Board as the deadline for change to  new
number plates.

                He
said: “we have a board called Joint Task Board. The composition comprise all
the chairmen of Board of Internal Revenue throughout Nigeria, the Road Safety
and other financial organizations that is directly related to our activities.

                Whenever
they are having a meeting, they call us as observers. It was in one of their
meetings that a decision was taken to change the facial outlook of old number
plates. The essence of the change has to do more about security. There is need
for us to know all the vehicles that are in Nigeria, not only knowing them, but
have some security features implanted that could aid the work of security
agencies in the country. Those who have old number plates would  have to go to the Board of Internal  Revenue for replacement. They will be charged
for the cost of replacing the old number and give them new ones. They can
equally use the opportunity to renew their vehicle licence.”

                The
officer used the medium to admonish the general public to start making
conscious efforts towards changing their old number plates adding that enough
time has been given by the government in that regard.

                He
further charged Ika people to always drive safely, obey traffic rules and
regulations and understand that life has no duplicate.

                He
said: “To motorcyclists I will continue to advise that wearing of safety Helmet
is still a law in Nigeria and we will still continue to implement it as an
organization that has been bestowed with that authority in Nigeria.”

                The
FRSC boss enjoined motorcyclists and motorists to always use the U-turning
points, most especially the newly constructed U-turn at Alihame junction,
adding that enforcement has begun and that dangerous driving will attract a
fine of fifty thousand naira (N50,000).

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