The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has announced the shift of nationwide enforcement of number plates on motorcycles and tricycles and rider’s license to Oct. 2.
FRSC’s Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, announced this at a news briefing in Abuja and said that the decision was reached by the corps and the Joint Tax Board (JTF).
Recall that the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, had on June 20, directed a nationwide clampdown on motorcycles and tricycles without number plates with effect from Aug. 1.
He had also issued directives to Commanding Officers of the corps nationwide to engage relevant stakeholders and associations on the proposed clampdown.
The corps’ spokesmen in all the commands were equally directed to carry out elaborate advocacy and sensitisation of operators of motorcycles and tricycles, on the need to register the vehicles.
Kazeem explained that the change in enforcement date was to allow the JTB to further sensitise state governments, especially Boards of Internal Revenue of states, on the proposed clampdown.
He said the grace period would also be utilised for further consultations, with relevant stakeholders and sensitisation of the public, to secure the support of all on the need to adhere to road traffic laws.