The Lagos State Government has explained the reasons behind its recent creation of a website, www.lsmvaapvs.org, to verify plate numbers issued by the State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency (MVAA), reports ITRealms.
Disclosing this, the General Manager, MVAA, Lagos, Mr. Lateef Lawal, said that through the website, motorists and law enforcement agencies could confirm the authenticity of number plates issued in Lagos by the agency.
“The platform also became necessary in order to eradicate the unnecessary harassment of licensees by officials of the Nigerian Police, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and other Security Agencies,” he declared.
Pointing out that the situation became worrisome and embarrassing to the State Government and its clients when incessant reports, calls, Short Messaging Service (SMS), e-mails and visits from licensees that vehicles duly registered with Lagos State number plates were being impounded by FRSC and other security officials.
He therefore urged the public, particularly car owners, FRSC and security agencies to visit the MVAA’s website at www.lsmvaapvs.org to verify the authenticity of number plates issued by the MVAA.
“The site is easy to navigate, once logged in, type in the number plate and wait for the confirmation of the details of the vehicle,” he emphasized.
While wishing Lagosians a joyful yuletide and prosperous 2017, Lawal enjoined motorists to comply with driving rules and make sure that their vehicle particulars are up-to- date in order to avoid being penalized by the authorities concerned during the period.