The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has made provision of National Identification Number (NIN) compulsory for all categories of vehicle registration, effective from the second quarter of 2021.
According to him, this was in total compliance with presidential directives.
The FRSC had in full compliance with the directives of the Federal Government on the harmonisation of citizens’ data, commenced with the introduction of compulsory provision of the National Identification Number (NIN) by applicants of the National Driver’s Licence (NDL).
A statement on Saturday by the Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, said all applicants of vehicle registration are therefore expected to present their National Identification Number as a precondition for the registration of their vehicles, adding that there would be no waiver for anyone irrespective of their status in the society.
Explaining the importance of this to the national security architecture, the FRSC spokesperson further emphasised that the exercise has become very imperative seeing the critical role a harmonised database on citizens’ information would have on national development in terms of resolving the challenges of identifying individuals to assist security agencies in data collation and speedy retrievals to address critical national security challenges.
The corps marshal also called on members of the public who have not enrolled in the ongoing NIN registration at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to make haste while the sun shines as the FRSC will not register any vehicle whose owner is not captured in the NIMC database.
He said: “Beginning from the second quarter of this year (2021), if you want to register your vehicle, it is going to be compulsory for you to provide your NIN.
“This is part of the security checks. So once you provide your NIN, it makes the matter easier and helps the government in national planning, critical decision making and also enhance adequate Intelligence gathering for security of lives and properties,” he said.
FRSC had commenced compliance on this directive since 21 December 2020, when the Corps Marshal mandated that all applicants for the National Driver’s Licence in Nigeria must present the National Identification Number (NIN) from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) before they could be captured for any class of the licences produced by the FRSC.