The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it has deferred enforcement on the new number plates.
The deferment was occasioned by the decision of the Joint Tax Board (JTB) suspension of the 30th June, 2014 deadline for a change to the enhanced motor vehicle number plate and driver’s license and separate court judgments from Lagos and Abuja, the FRSC Public Education Officer (PEO), Jonas Agwu, said yesterday, in a statement.
It added that the JTB after its recent 129th meeting held on 23rd and 24th April, 2014 at its headquarter in Edo State Internal Revenue Services in Benin resolved that; “In the light of the Court judgment against the FRSC, the Board decided to suspend the 30th June, 2014 deadline earlier announced for a change to enhanced Motor Vehicle Number Plate and the Driver’s License pending the outcome of the appeal by the FRSC.
“The States Internal Revenue Service, the FRSC and the Vehicle Inspection Offices (VIOs) have been encouraged to put all necessary logistics in place to improve Motor Vehicle registration and issuance of Driver’s License in order to build a comprehensive database”.
Meanwhile, the FRSC directed its Commanding Officers to explore all available platforms such as motor park rallies, advocacy visits and other forms of public engagement in keeping with its 2014 strategic goal of improved public communication and road use education.