7,408 driver’s licences unclaimed in Delta: FRSC
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Delta says applicants have yet to pick up 7,408 driver’s licences approved in 2021 in the state.
Delta sector commander Udeme Eshiet disclosed this on Monday in Asaba.
“It is worrisome that as of June, no fewer than 7,408 driver’s licences that have been processed and are yet to be collected across our licensing centres in the state,” he said.
He explained that the corps would collaborate with the Delta Board of Internal Revenue to make the process of collection easy and quick.
“It seems that many motorists are reluctant to collect their licences, possession of a valid licence remains a major requirement for drivers,” he stated. “Having a valid driver’s licence gives motorists’ the legal backing and confidence to be on the road, and saves them unnecessary embarrassment.”
Mr Eshiet added that the command would intensify a campaign on the need for drivers to have their licences while on the road.
“The sensitisation will also be targeted at awakening the consciousness of the motoring public on the penalty for driving without a valid licence,” he stressed.
On motorists yet to get their valid licences, Mr Eshiet said defaulters risk a N10,000 fine or six months’ imprisonment or both.
“We are not after punishing people. We encourage all motorists to process their licence and be on the road without fear of arrest by our personnel,” he added.
Mr Eshiet urged motorcycle and tricycle operators to get registered before plying the road, adding that “everything we do is for the overall interest of the motoring public.”
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