BY FIDELIS AKAHOMEN, Abuja
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has issued a notice that it will start enforcing the National Identification Number (NIN) directive on driver’s license processing nationwide, with effect from December 21, 2020.
Mr Bisi Kazeem, Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM), Corps Public Education Officer, announced this in a statement released on Wednesday, December 16.
”Following the Federal Government’s directives on the harmonisation of citizens’ data by relevant agencies, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) had in compliance with the directives earlier put members of the public on notice. As a follow up to that, .FRSC Management has resolved that effective 21 December, 2020, all applicants for the National Driver’s Licence in Nigeria must present the National Identification Number (NIN) from the @nimc_ng before they can be captured for any class of the licences produced by the FRSC.” the statement reads.
According to Kazeem, all driver’s license applicants are, therefore, expected to present their National Identification Number from stipulated date, before they can be attended to, adding that there would be no waiver for anyone.
Bisi further stressed the need for a harmonized database on citizens’ information which according to him, is critical to resolving the challenges of identifying individuals to assist security agencies in data collation and quick retrievals to address some of the national security challenges.