New license plate


“Nigerians are aware that Oct 1, 2013 was set as deadline for them to switch over to the new license and number plate following the launch of the new policy by President Goodluck Jonathan, but for some reasons the deadline was shifted to June, 2014.

The FRSC Corps Marshal, Mr. Osita Chidoka, on Friday said the agency’s June 30 deadline for all motorists to change over to new number plates would not change.

As the new date is fast approaching, there is need for us to sensitize and appeal to Nigerians to switch over to the new license and number plate.

The Corps Marshal told newsmen in Uyo, Akwa Ibom that it would be a criminal offence for anybody to refuse to change over to the new number plate after June 30. Chidoka, who was represented by FRSC’s Zone F Commander, Mr Nsebong Akpabio, said it would be punishable by the Federal Road Safety Act 2007 and the Highway Act of 1972 “The area we want members of the public to know is that June 30 is the deadline for full compliance. We want the media to help us create awareness,’’ he said.

The Corps Marshal also said it would be criminal for any person to refuse to give the complete data on his vehicle. “It is criminal for any motorist to refuse to disclose the chassis number of his vehicle,” he said.