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Recession: FRSC To Hike Fees For Driver’s License, Number Plate

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said it is considering raising the cost of procuring the driver’s licence and vehicle plate number due to the cost of producing the two items.

The corps marshall of the agency, Boboye Oyeyemi, who disclosed this on Monday, November 28, said the current rate of N6,000 and N12,000 for both items respectively was no longer sustainable judging from the hike in operational cost owing to the recession.

Oyeyemi, made this disclosure at the 136th meeting of the Joint Tax Board (JTB) held in Abuja, where he said debt was crippling the operations of the FRSC nationwide, Daily Post reports.

He said the running cost for the agency keeps swelling as many states have failed to supply generators to the FRSC offices where vehicle plate number plates and drivers licence are procured.

He however commanded some states like Anambra and Delta for offsetting their debt, even as he urged others to emulate them.

He said: “N6,000 to get a driver’s licence and N12,000 for vehicle plate number is too poor. We are spending so much to produce them. I’m running over 200 in stations across the country.

I shouldn’t be providing that. The states should;

“When I came in last year, the popular Mikano generator was N1.5 million, now it’s N3.8 million. Only Kwara State provided a generator. Majority of the states defaulted in providing that. All states should have secured offices. They should own these stations and I want to relocate workstations there. I want to stamp out corruption. Enough is enough.

“So, for us, our running costs is too high and the states should help us. We can be collecting N1,000 on every plate number and N500 on every licence as commission. That will help us a great deal.”

Meanwhile, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday, November 23 approved the purchase of vehicles worth N464 million for the FRSC.

The vehicles include 50 pick-up vans to be purchased from Innoson Motors, Nnewi, and 27 Peugeot 301 cars to be bought from Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Kaduna.

According to the minister of labour and productivity, Dr Chris Ngige the decision to patronize indigenous companies was in line with the government’s local content policy.frsc_logo3

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  • abdul

    Buhari has nothing to offer this economy. His only slogan is “kwaraption”.

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    Too bad, things are spoiling the more.. ..

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    Too bad, things are spoiling the more.. ..

  • Mohammad Isah

    We go die for this world

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    And buhari and his clueless cabinet dey enjoy,diarisi Godooo

  • miema

    Change has come to stay…let us enjoy it nd stop complaining pple…

  • chika bibian

    May God help us….Nigeria needs divine intervention

  • I just dey laugh

    Nigeria never know waiting them put hand for BUHARI

  • kayode akinsanya

    We don’t need that for now

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    This is my first time to hear that drivers licence is #6,000 what they charge here is #15,000

    • kayode akinsanya

      I’m surprised too

      • Cornel Nwankwo

        Thought i was the only one

    • Mohammad Isah

      Even me

      • Cornel Nwankwo

        I tire ooooo

    • Kenny D Osonwa

      Them dey chop their own na

      • Cornel Nwankwo

        Abi naaa

        • Kenny D Osonwa

          Yes na

  • comrade segun

    This govt dey craze ooooo

    • emekachilaka

      if na crazy e for better nao their all sick

      • comrade segun

        They need admission bed

        • Cornel Nwankwo

          Please offer them one abeg

        • emekachilaka

          sure

  • emekachilaka

    where those who voted for baba have too explain to us what is really going on

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      Hahahahahahahah

      • emekachilaka

        yes o starting from you

        • Cornel Nwankwo

          Lolzzzzz

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      Hahahahahahahah

  • WillieBravo

    I hate to admit it but baba has become a curse to this nation. Anything he touches doubles. Smh.

  • Olovo Obinna

    All is not well…until we d masses rise up and make our voice known to those @abuja…it will only get worst

    • I just dey laugh

      I have always know Nigeria as out spoken people but BUHARI Has chamed them all

      • Olovo Obinna

        Hehehehehehhehehehe…..

  • Nawa oo..the way things dey go up so

    • emekachilaka

      no nao how your p man done arrange like 50k keep for nao xmas package
      .

      • Oga na you talk oo…

        • emekachilaka

          you are enjoying nao

        • Cornel Nwankwo

          Clear em doubts

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