The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) has reminded motorists of the need to revert to the new number plates and drivers’ license by the end of June, this year.
While urging motorists to comply with the order to avoid being on the wrong side of the law, the Head of the Corp Planning Advisory Unit, Corp Commandant, Clement Oladele during a Press Conference at the FRSC headquarters in Yola, Adamawa State Capital yesterday, said the reminder was to prevent the people being caught napping.
He added that in order to carry the people along before the fullimplementation of the policy, the Corp had given the people a one year moratorium within which to comply with the new order as the policy was not meant to punish anyone.
“President Goodluck Jonathan has launched the new number plates and drivers’ license but for obvious reasons we decided toextend the date to the end of June 2014.
“That date is fast approaching; we, therefore call on the people tocomply as anybody that fails to comply will be sanctionedappropriately” he said.
He added that the FRSC has provided the necessary infrastructure forthe effective and smooth sailing of the policy adding that they have gone into synergy with the relevant stakeholders including the security operatives to ensure compliance.
Oladele added that the aim of the new policy was to promote securityand provide holders of the license a leverage to operate even inEuropean countries as the license has international recognition.
He however warned people to desist from patronizing touts as anyone caught with a fake license will be treated like a common criminal,adding that the licensing is done in accordance with one driver-one record concept, adding that with the development, all individualparticulars and records can be obtained at the press of the button.