Thursday, August 12, 2021

Official: FRSC not a revenue generating agency - ITREALMS

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has refuted the news making rounds that it has turned itself into a revenue generating agency, insisting it’s not, reports 
The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO) and Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM), Mr. Bisi Kazeem made this known in an interview on Thursday in Abuja.
Kazeem said that it had become necessary for the Corps to serve this as a warning to those circulating fake news on the prices of number plates and driver's license.

ITREALMS gathered that there had been a report circulating that FRSC had increased the price of number plates and driver's license, tagging it as a revenue generating agency.

According to the report which stated wrongly that “registration of New Blue Plate is now 55,000, registration of New Red Plate 65,000, Registration of New Articulated Plate 100,000.

“Change of ownership with New Blue-Plate Number 70,000, Change of Ownership with New RED Plate Number 80,000, Change of Ownership with New Articulated Plate Number plate 115,000.

“Transfer of existing Plate Number plate from One Vehicle one vehicle to another 35,000. Replacement for a lost plate number 36,000.

“Fresh issuance of driver’s license 38,000 for five years, 33,000 three years, Renewal 22, 500 for five years and 18,000 for three years.”

Kazeem explained that the noble mandate of the FRSC was to make the nation’s highway highways safe for motorists and other road users across the country.

As said by him, Federal Road Safety Commission was not set up as a revenue generation agency but to ensure the protection of lives and property on the road.

He said that the news circulating round that FRSC had increased the prices of number plates and driver's license was not true.

"The Price increase is from Joint Tax Board (JTB) and not from FRSC. However, the approved price for articulated vehicle number plate is 30,000.

"Motor vehicle driver's license price for three year is 10,000 while 15,000 is for five years. Standard private and commercial vehicle number place is 18,750 respectively.

"Implementation of the revised rates for vehicles number plates and driver's license in Nigeria commenced on August 1, according to the Joint Task Board," he said.

Kazeem solicited the support and cooperation of Journalists especially in publicising the activities of the Corps saying that the media needed to verify before reporting.

Uboshe Uboshe/Editor

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