By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Lagos—The Motor Vehicle Administration Agency, MVAA, has disclosed that a total of 50,000 permanent driver’s licenses otherwise known as the Unified Driver’s License, UDL, are yet to be claimed by applicants in Lagos State.
Head, Corporate Affairs, MVAA, Mrs. Ibironke Famakinwa, who disclosed this to Vanguard, expressed the determination of the agency to continue providing quality service to the public.
According to Famakinwa, “The agency equally advises motorists to obtain genuine driver’s license and other vehicular documents from the various MVAA stations across the state and desist from patronising touts who are prowling around with the sole intent to defraud unsuspecting applicants.
“Presently, the agency is saddled with huge number of unclaimed Unified Driver’s License, UDL, which comes to about 50,000.
“A total of 116,689 licenses were produced between January till date and only 70,285 were collected.”
She therefore, urged various applicants who have undergone necessary screening and documentation with MVAA to collect their genuine licenses from the stations where they were processed without further delay.
According to her, as part of measures to sanitise its operations the agency has introduced cashless operational policy, in all the processing points across the state.
Famakinwa, advised prospective applicants to make their payment through some identified old and new generation banks, to avoid being defrauded by touts or unauthorised staff.