The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has denied reports that it increased the prices of vehicle number plates and driver’s licence, saying the recent hikes were from the Joint Tax Board.

The Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, said the agency remained a safety corps and not a revenue generating agency.

Speaking to NAN on Thursday in Abuja, Mr Kazeem said it was necessary for the corps to serve this warning to those circulating what he described as “fake news” on the prices of number plates and driver’s licence.

“The price increase is from Joint Tax Board (JTB) and not from FRSC. However, the approved price for articulated vehicle number plate is N30,000,” Mr Kazeem stated.

“Motor vehicle driver’s licence price for three years is N10,000 while N15,000 is for five years. Standard private and commercial vehicle number plate is N18,750 respectively.”

“Implementation of the revised rates for vehicle number plates and driver’s licence in Nigeria commenced on August 1 according to the Joint Task Board,” he added.

There have been reports on the increase in the price of number plates and driver’s licence by the FRSC.

But Mr Kazeem maintained that the mandate of FRSC was to make the nation’s highway safe for motorists and other road users across the country.

Peoples Gazette


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