The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is set to introduce digital driver’s license. But the corps noted that the digital driver’s license will be optional.
This was announced by the Corps Marshal of FRSC Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi in Abuja at the year’s first strategy session of zonal commanding officers and sector commanders on zero tolerance to crashes.
Oyeyemi said that the plan was in line with the federal government’s deliberate effort at making the nation’s economy digital.
He noted that the corps was driven by the country’s national development’s commitment to making the country safe for all to attain prosperity and good health.
However, according to him, the digital driver’s licence will be optional, in the first instance. He also noted that it will eliminate the carrying of the physical card, thereby reducing its theft and cut down the time of production.
The FRSC boss said that the digital licence would be accessible by the owners on any internet device when needed. He then added that its sensitization would continue till every driver has the license.
Oyeyemi said that the corps would develop synergy with the relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Meanwhile, this is to ensure that the National Identity project was successful.
The corps marshal said that the National Identity Number (NIN) was also compulsory for obtaining the Driver’s licence with the cooperation of the States Board of Internal Revenue Service (BIRs).
“As it has been announced earlier, without the NIN, no one can obtain the Nigerian Drivers Licence again.
“The corps will no longer transact business with an individual or group, without the new prescribed federal government identification regime,”