No Going Back On New Number Plates, Licence – Chidoka

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Osita Chidoka, has disclosed that the new plate number project would go on.

This acme just as he revealed that it was the states that would sell the new number plates to individuals and not the FRSC. He noted that such states have the number plates in large quantity.

The corps marshal said this while fielding questions from newsmen in Abuja at the end of the commission’s 2011 annual lecture series on Wednesday in which he advised Nigerians to go to the Boards of Internal Revenue of their states to make the payment and that with their receipt they could go and buy the plates from their states.

“The only place where l know that we are experiencing slight delay is on the verification of individuals, because we want to make sure that we know those that are registering these vehicles and we insist that this process must be completed.

“We must verify your insurance and we must verify your Identity before we finally give you the Proof of Ownership to the Vehicle,” he stated.

Responding to the order by the House of Representative to stop the new number plates and licences, Chidoka said that he had not received the proceedings of the House.

He, however, encouraged Nigerians to come out en masse for the verification, pointing at the security challenges in the country.

“We cannot afford a situation whereby a vehicle will knock down a person and we cannot trace the vehicle, because, without the number plate, we cannot know nor trace the vehicle owner and we want to put this kind of occurrence behind us,” he explained.