Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


New number plate plant opened in Abuja

18 July 2014, 08:32

Abuja - The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has commissioned a new number plate production plant at Gwagawalada in Abuja.

Speaking at the event, Corps Marshal And Chief Executive of the FRSC, Osita Chidoka, said there was sufficient investment in technology which could allay the fears of delay in production and the apathy associated with timely delivery of the number plate and driver’s licences to the owners through the state governments.

"This is an event that tells the success story of our reforms in the FRSC, especially in the areas of restoring the integrity of the licensing system of the country," Chidoka said.

He added that the new licensing system, despite the initial public misunderstanding about its essence and apprehensions about need for the change, has been unanimously approved by the National Assembly, following its public hearings.

“Let me therefore, congratulate all Nigerians, particularly, our stakeholders for remaining steadfast and committed to our vision of safer roads and fuller lives for the people of the country," Chidoka said.

According to him, the production plant has the capacity to produce up to 7 000 pairs of number plates per day and with Awka plant which possesses the same capacity, as well as the Lagos plant with the capacity to produce 65 000 plates per day, FRSC, can now produce 20 500 pairs of number plates per day.

“This will not only reduce the risks associated with centralised production system, but ensure faster turnaround, address need for backup and reduction of redundancy," Chidoka said.

He with the increased capacity of the three plants located in three parts of the country, FRSC was now in a vantage position to conveniently produce number plates for other West African countries.

- CAJ News


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...