The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has made the provision of the National Identification Number (NIN) compulsory for all categories of vehicle registration.
FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, made this declaration known in a statement on Saturday.
Boboye said effective from the second quarter of 2021, applicants for vehicle registration would be required to provide their NIN before their vehicles would be registered, adding that the move was in total compliance with presidential directives.
Oyeyemi said, “Beginning from the second quarter of this year (2021), If you want to register your vehicle, it is going to be compulsory for you to provide your NIN.
This is part of the security checks. So, once you provide your NIN, it makes the matter easier and helps the government in national planning, critical decision making and also enhance adequate Intelligence gathering for security of lives and properties.”
The FRSC had mandated all applicants of the National Driver’s Licence in the country to present their National Identification Number before they could be captured for any class of the licences produced by the FRSC.
The FRSC Corps Marchal urged the country to take a cue from China and other developed countries that made use of technology to fight crime.
He commended the security agencies for making use of their unrestricted access to the data base in checking corrupt practices in the system.
“I must commend all of them from EFCC, NFIU, ICPC, the military intelligence unit of the Army, Navy, Air force and DSS. This is what they are now using, the paper work is no more because they have access to the data base and they are utilizing it effectively.
“The country is growing even though I need to let people know the efforts of Mr president, the country is developing as par 21st technology innovation and we must just catch up with best practices.
“The best practice is for you to have the data base that you can use to fight crime,’’ he said.