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Reps unban issuance of new number plates

02 August 2012, 07:56

Abuja - The House of Representatives on Tuesday lifted the suspension on the production and issuance of new number plates and driver’s licence imposed on the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

This is contained in the recommendation of the Committee on FRSC mandated to investigate the rationale, necessity and circumstances surrounding the introduction of the new number plates and drivers’ licenses in the country.

 It also urged the FRSC to reduce the costs of production of the number plates by 20 per cent.

 The committee’s report was adopted during the consideration of reports by the House.

 It also recommended that the FRSC, Joint Tax Board, State Governments and Security Agencies should collaborate and intensify efforts at tracking fake, parallel production and issuance of licences.

``This, the house further recommended should be extended to those number plates with a view to bringing the culprits to book and nipping the ugly trend in the bud.''

 The House further cautioned the public to desist from patronising touts, adding that such action increased the price of number plates and also exposed them to many risks.

 It also recommended the need for continuous publicity and enlightenment by FRSC and Joint Tax board on the official rates payable for number plates and driver’s license. 

The House had on Nov. 15, 2011, suspended the implementation of new number plates and drivers’ licences.

The House mandated its Committee on FRSC, led by Rep. Nasiru Daura (PDP-Katsina) to investigate the issue.



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