Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) warns the public against patronising touts and unauthorised number plate vendors.
FRSC says patronising touts makes car owners vulnerable to obtaining fake and unauthorsied vehicle identification.
It enjoins vehicle owners to obtain its Number Plates from the Motor Licensing Authorities of the various States and the FCT.
The Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps. (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has warned the motoring public to desist from patronizing touts and unauthorized vendors when processing and obtaining their vehicle number plates.
According to the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, this warning came following reliable intelligence gotten from the ongoing nationwide clampdown on the rising cases of unauthorized number plates in circulation.
The special operation by the FRSC has so far revealed that a number of the motoring public are completely ignorant of the implications of using unauthorized number plates, hence their continuous patronage of touts for their vehicle registration and identification processes.
The Corps Spokesperson who made this public explained that the FRSC as a custodian of critical national intelligence infrastructure has overtime admonished the public to always go through appropriate authorities when obtaining their vehicle number plates.
According the FRSC, a proper vehicle registration is not only a catalyst to road safety, but national security, and the Corps is not ready to allow any road user become an instrument for the breach of laws and order guiding vehicle operation in the country.
Buttressing this further, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi , Corps Marshal, FRSC was quoted as saying :
“The relevance of the National Vehicle Indetification Scheme in enhancing national security cannot be over emphasised at this critical time of our national development, as such, vehicle owners must endeavour to ensure that when registering their vehicles, the appropriate channel is religiously followed and third party involvement should be completely avoided in all aspect of vehicle registration”
Accordingly, all Number Plates produced by the Federal Road Safety Corps can only be obtained by vehicle owners from the Motor Licensing Authorities of the various States and the FCT. Anything outside this makes you vulnerable to obtaining fake and unauthorsied vehicle identification and such vehicles can not be captured in the NVIS portal.