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FG approves five-year expiry date for driving licence

25 April 2016, 21:44

Abuja - The Federal Government has approved the production of another driving licence that will have a five-year expiry period, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, has said.

Oyeyemi, who spoke at a press briefing in Lagos on Saturday, said the decision to have the five-year driving licence was taken by the Joint Tax Board at its 134th meeting held recently in Kano, which was presided over by the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler.

Before now, the driving licence had a three-year terminal date after which motorists were expected to renew the document.

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

Oyeyemi, however, said the three-year driving licence would not be jettisoned, adding that it would exist side by side with the new one.

He said, with the new five-year driving licence, motorists would have the option of going for that or the three-year licence.

According to him, while the three-year licence will cost N6 000, motorists are to pay N10 000 for the five-year document, stressing that the cost has not been increased.

The FRSC CEO stressed that any new applicant for any of the two driving licences would have to go to an approved driving school for training to qualify for a licence to drive.

Source: Vanguard

- News 24

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