It will now be necessary from April 1, 2021 , to present a valid National Identification Number (NIN) to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) before one can successfully register any vehicles in Nigeria.
This is sequel to the Corps decision to make the NIN compulsory for all categories of vehicle registration, as disclosed by Bisi Kazeem, Corps Public Education Officer in a statement at the weekend in Abuja.
The FRSC explained that from the second quarter of this year 2021, It will become compulsory for anyone who wants to register any vehicle to provide his NIN , saying that the measure is to enhance adequate intelligence gathering for security of lives and property as well help in critical decision making.
FRSC had commenced compliance on this directive since Dec. 21, 2020, when the Corps Marshal mandated that all applicants for the National Driver’s Licence must present their NIN, before being captured for any class of licence.
Kazeem said that this was in full compliance with the directive of the Federal Government on the harmonisation of citizens’ data.
According to him, “The FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has also made provision of NIN mandatory for all categories of Vehicle registration, effective from second quarter of 2021. This is in total compliance with the Presidential directives’’.
He explained that All applicants of vehicle registration are, thus henceforth expected to present their NIN as a precondition for the registration of their vehicles, adding that the FRSC will not entertain any waivers for anyone, irrespective of their status in the society.
Kazeem stressed the need for members of the public, who had not enrolled in the ongoing NIN registration, to hasten and do the needful because the Corps had mandated that no vehicle would be registered whose owner was not captured in the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) database.