By Simdi Gloria:-
The Federal Road Safety Corps has made compulsory the use of National Identification Number for driver’s licences processing.
This was made known in a press statement titled ‘FRSC commences enforcement of National Identification Number in driver’s licence processing’ on Wednesday.
“Following the Federal Government’s directives on the harmonisation of citizens’ data by relevant agencies, the Federal Road Safety Corps had in compliance with the directives earlier put members of the public on notice.
As a follow up to that, FRSC Management has resolved that effective 21 December 2020, all applicants for the National Driver’s Licence in Nigeria must present the National Identification Number from the National Identity Management Commission before they can be captured for any class of the licences produced by the FRSC,” the statement read in part.
The statement, the Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, further stressed the need for a harmonised database on citizens’ information, saying it is “critical to resolving the challenges of identifying individuals to assist security agencies in data collation and quick retrievals to address some of the national security challenges”.
Members of the public were called on particularly, those going for their driver’s licence processing to take note of the directives and carefully follow the procedures for obtaining their NIN.
He also further stated that all numbers presented by the applicants must correspond with what NIMC issued to individuals for a harmonised database.
Cooperation of members of the public was sought by the Corps Public Education Officer to make the policy a success in the collective interest of the nation and commitment to building and maintaining a credible national database on citizens.
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