-by our correspondent.
Following the Federal Government’s directives on the harmonisation of citizens’ data by relevant agencies, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in compliance with the directives had recently put members of the public on notice. As a follow up, the FRSC Management has resolved that effective 21 December, 2020, all applicants for the National Driver’s Licenses in Nigeria must present the National Identification Number (NIN) from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) before they can be captured for any class of the licenses produced by the FRSC.
According to a statement signed by the Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, all driver’s license applicants are therefore, expected to present their National Identification Number from the date, before they can be attended to, adding that there would be no waiver for anyone. The Assistant Corps Marshal further highlighted the need for a harmonised database on citizens’ information which he said is critical to resolving the challenges of identifying individuals to address some of the national security challenges.
Assistant Corps Marshal, Bisi Kazeem
He called on members of the public particularly, those going for their driver’s license processing to take note of the directives and carefully follow the procedures for obtaining their NIN from the National Identity Management Commission which must be verified to be authentic, before action can be taken on their application for the licensees. Kazeem further stated that all numbers presented by the applicants must correspond with what NIMC issued to individuals for a harmonised database.
The Corps Public Education Officer solicited the cooperation of members of the public 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. He restated the FRSC’s commitment to supporting the Federal Government in its resolve to tackle the challenges of citizens’ identification and national security challenges.