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No more collection of driver's licence by proxy - FRSC

30 September 2015, 07:07

Dutse - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Tuesday said it would no longer accept the collection of driver's licence by proxy.

This was disclosed by Vincent Nwokolo, the Commanding Officer in-charge of Zone one, comprising Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa states, while speaking at the Road Safety Stakeholders Summit in Dutse.

Nwokolo said anybody seeking the issuance of the driver's licence must be present at the FRSC's on-stop-shop for his biodata to be captured.

"I want to tell you that no more collection of driver's licence by proxy, nobody will sit at home and collect it.

"There must live capture for it to be real," Nwokolo said.

He explained that the measure was to check the issuance and circulation of fake drivers' licences among motorists.

Also read: FRSC records nine deaths from two crashes in Plateau

The commanding officer added that most of the licences produced by proxy were illegal and were not in the commission's database.

"This is because there are many fake drivers' licences circulating and fake licences are not in our database," he said.

According to him, the corps will henceforth prosecute any persons found in possession of such licences.

"In future, when one produces such licence as a form of identity, it has to be tested in our data bank, and if it is fake, then we have to prosecute the holder," Nwokolo warned.

He, therefore, warned people to stop patronising those who paraded themselves as agents for the issuance of licences and number plates.

"We want to warn people to stop using touts and agents as the FRSC has not approved or accredited anybody to serve as its agent for the issuance of driver's licence or number plates," he said. 



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