LAGOS— The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has said that it has not fixed any deadline for the enforcement of new number plate and drivers’ licence.
Reacting to media reports that the commission had fixed August 1, 2014, as the deadline for the enforcement of the new number plate and drivers license, the FRSC Public Education Officer, Jonas Agwu, said the corps stands by earlier directive of the Joint Tax Board to suspend the enforcement and court ruling pending the determination of the appeal by FRSC.
He, therefore, advised motorists to renew their driver’s and vehicle licences as they expire in line with extant provision of the law.
The statement read: “Contrary to media reports, the Federal Road Safety Commission wishes to reiterate that it has not fixed a deadline for a nationwide enforcement of the new vehicle number plate and driver’s license.
“This is coming on the heels of inundated media reports and on-line publications of a proposed plan by the FRSC to commence a nationwide clamp down on vehicle owners/motorists from August 1, 2014 for non-compliance with the directive on the new vehicle number plate and driver’s licence.
“For avoidance of doubt, the commission wishes to state that it still stands on the earlier resolve to defer enforcement of the new number plate and driver’s licence following the suspension of the June 30 deadline.”