The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that the agency remained a safety corps and not a revenue generating agency.
Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), assistant corps marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem said this interview in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital recently.
Kazeem said that it had become necessary for the Corps to make the clarification following the circulating fake news circulating in the media in recent times on the prices of number plates and driver’s license.
There had been reports that, the FRSC had increased the prices of number plates and driver’s license tagging it as a revenue generating agency.
The reports stated that registration of new blue plate is now N55,000, that of the registration of new red plate N65,000 while registration of new articulated plate is N100,000 respectively.
Change of ownership with new blue plate number 70,000, change of ownership with new red plate number N80,000, change of ownership with new articulated plate number N115,000. Transfer of existing plate number from one vehicle to another N35,000 and replacement of loss plate number N36,000.
Fresh issuance of drivers license N38,000 for five years, 33,000 three years, renewal N22,500 for five years and N18,000 for three years.
Kazeem reiterated that, the mandate of the FRSC was to make the nation’s highway safe for motorists and other road users across the country over and above revenue generation.
According to him, the Corps was not set up as a revenue generation agency but to ensure the protection of lives and property on the road, adding that the news circulating round that FRSC had increased the prices of number plates and driver’s license was not true.
According to corps public education officer, the price increase is from Joint Tax Board (JTB) and not from the FRSC. However, the approved price for articulated vehicle number plate is N30,000.
Motor vehicle driver’s license price for three year is N10,000 while N15,000 is for five years. Standard private and commercial vehicle number place is N18,750 respectively.
Implementation of the revised rates for vehicles number plates and driver’s license in Nigeria commences on Aug. 1 according to Joint Task Board, ” he said.
Kazeem solicited the support and cooperation especially in publicising the activities of the corps saying that the media needed to verify before reporting.
He urged members of the public to note that only the Joint Tax Board (JTB) has the statutory powers to review the prices of the items in question adding that it was the Board that approved the price reviewed.
He further appealed to the motoring public to continue to ensure their vehicles were properly registered as it enhances the security of the vehicles. The last review of prices of number plates and driver’s license was done in 2011.
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