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5 Important Information Every Car Owner In Nigeria Must Know



1. Insurance Policy Verification: The benefits of having a vehicle insurance policy are enormous plus, it is a legal requirement for every vehicle owner. However, the vehicle insurance industry has been flooded with an alarming number of fake insurance policies, with many vehicle owners in the dark as to the genuity of their insurance covers.

To check if your insurance policy is genuine and to avoid being hounded by law enforcement officials, send an SMS in the following format to 33125: Policy Number*Vehicle Plate Number or log onto click “Check Policy” and impute the Policy or Car Registration Number. You can see more details HERE


2. Valid Custom Clearance Papers: All cars purchased from outside the shores of Nigeria are required to have passed through Custom Clearance at the point of entry and clearance papers issued as evidence of payment of the Excise Duty. Custom Officers have always been on rampage stopping vehicles and inspecting their clearance papers. Where these clearance papers are determined by Custom Officials to be fake, they seize and impound such vehicle.

Check if your custom paper is original HERE


3. Tinted Glass Permit: This is issued to vehicles with Factory-fitted tinted Glass only. Any vehicle owner driving his/her vehicle with tinted glass without a permit risks payment of a fine. Therefore, all owners of vehicles with tinted glass should apply for the necessary permits from the Nigerian Police.

Log onto to apply for your tinted glass vehicle permit.


4. Licence Plate Verification: Some Vehicle Owners have been stopped by the Federal road safety Corps (FRSC) and other law enforcement bodies regarding issues with their vehicle licence plates. Many of these drivers are unaware these licence plates are fake or registered to another vehicle, especially when they have followed the due process in obtaining theses licence plates.
Avoid harassment by the law enforcement agencies by verifying your licence plates. 

Verify your plate number HERE 


5. Report A Police Officer: Every Nigerian car owner should know whom to complain to when law enforcement agents like the Police indiscriminately harass and intimidate them.

The contact for police complaint is:
Calls only: 0805700 0001 and 0805700 0002
SMS or Whatsapp: 0805700 0003
Twitter: @PoliceNG_CRU
BBM Pin: 58A2B5DE


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  1. Carlover

    September 28, 2017 at 08:42

    Valid points….Autojosh you are doing a great job. Keep it up

    • AutoJosh

      September 30, 2017 at 10:19


  2. Walepsalm

    September 29, 2017 at 13:46

    This is a good eye-opener; thanks to Autojosh for this educative article

    • AutoJosh

      September 30, 2017 at 10:15


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