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Lagos tops drivers licence, number plates issuing states

By Peter Egwuatu

Lagos State has emerged top in the number of drivers’ licences processed in Nigeria for the last three years. It was followed by the Federal Capital Territory, FCT and Ogun State.

Available statistics obtained by Vanguard, weekend, show that Lagos State led in the number of driving licence processed in 2013, 2014 and 2015, with 127,261 units, 225,284 units and 298,319 units respectively. It was followed by FCT with 42,613 units, 54,532 units and 106,946 units while Rivers State ranked third with 27,805 units, 49, 521 units in 2014 and 2015 respectively. In 2015, Delta State was ranked third position, with 64,482 units.

Specifically, Lagos accounted for 32.2 per cent of the total number of driving licence processed in the country, which stood at 395,539 units in 2013, followed by FCT with 10.8 per cent and Ogun State 7.0 per cent. In 2014, Lagos accounted for 34.5 per cent of the total of 633,046 units of the processed licences, followed by FCT with 8.4 per cent, while Ogun State accounted for 7.6 per cent. In 2015, Lagos recorded highest number of processed licences, accounting for 25 per cent of the total 1.16 million units. It was followed by FCT with 9.2 per cent, while Delta State accounted for 5.6 per cent.

Other states in the 10th positions of processed licensed in 2015 include: Rivers 5.5 per cent; Oyo 4.7 per cent; Ogun 4.5 per cent; Anambra 4.3 per cent; Abia 3.2 per cent; Gombe 2.7 per cent; Enugu 2.5 per cent.


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