The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced that it will start enforcing the National Identification Number (NIN) directive on driver’s license processing nationwide, with effect from Dec. 21.
The Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM), revealed this in a statement released on Wednesday, December 16.
The statement said;
“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.”
According to Kazeem, all driver’s license applicants are, expected to present their National Identification Number from the date, before they can be attended to.
He also added that the announcement is mandatory for everyone and there would be no waiver for anyone.
He further added that the action is to help in a unified database on citizens’ information and to resolve the challenges of identifying citizens across the country.