We don’t fix price of number plates, driver’s licence – FRSC

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has debunked reports that it had fixed new prices for number plates,  saying that it is a safety corps and not a revenue-generating agency.

Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO) Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem said this in an interview in Abuja on Thursday.

Reports about an increase in the price of number plates and driver’s licence have been circulating online, with some social media users accusing the FRSC of exploitation.

According to the reports, the price of new blue number plate is N55,000, new red plate N65,000, and registration of new articulated plate 100,000

Change of ownership with new blue number plate is quoted as N70,000, change of ownership with new red plate number N80,000 and change of ownership with new articulated plate number N115,000

Transfer of existing plate number from one vehicle to another is said to be N35,000 and replacement of loss plate number N36,000

Fresh issuance of driver’s licence is said to be N38,000 for five years and N33,000 three years, while renewal is N22, 500 for five years and N18,000 for three years.

Describing the figures as false, Mr. Kazeem said the FRSC was not set up as a revenue generation agency but to ensure the protection of lives and property on the road.

He said that the news circulating around that the agency had increased the prices of number plates and driver’s licence was not true.

“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.

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

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

Kazeem urged members of the public to note that only the JTB has the statutory powers to review the prices of the items in question, adding that it was the board that approved a price reviewed.

He added that the last review of prices of number plates and driver’s licence was done in 2011.