BY THEODORE OPARA
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC has denied floating the National Assembly’s directive on the production of the new National Drivers Licences and number plates.
The corps in a statement to Saturday Vanguard yesterday said that it has since complied with the National Assembly resolution on number plates and national drivers licence saying “it will not do anything to undermine the authority of the highly esteemed National Assembly.
The statement states “the attention of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has been drawn to conflicting news reports by some media insinuating non compliance with the Resolutions of the National Assembly regarding the production of the new National Driver’s licences and Number plates by the FRSC.
Conscious of the House Resolution last year, the FRSC stopped the production of the new driver’s license and number plates, pending the resolution of the contending issues by the appropriate authorities.
The FRSC is therefore alarmed by reports creating an impression of non compliance to the National Assembly Resolution.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Corps wishes to reiterate that as a creation of the National Assembly and an organisation that operates on the mantra of the rule of law, it will not do anything to undermine the authority of the highly esteemed National Assembly.
To this end, the FRSC wishes to state that the production of new number plates have been put on hold since the House resolution was passed last year.
However, state governments, in line with their statutory responsibilities, have continued with vehicle registration and driver licensing with existing consignments of number plates in their possession before the House Resolution was passed. It is important to note that FRSC has no legal authority to stop the states from selling or distributing those number plates in line with their various state laws.