– By the second quarter of 2021, anyone without NIN will not be able to apply for drivers license
– This is in line with the latest directive from the Federal Road Safety Corps’s Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi
– According to Oyeyemi, the directive does not exclude anyone no matter their social status
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced that the National Identification Number (NIN) will become a compulsory requirement for obtaining a drivers license, starting from the second quarter of 2021.
Daily Trust reports that this was disclosed via a statement released by the FRSC spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem.
Quoting the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, the FRSC spokesperson said the new development was in compliance with presidential directives.
He said all applicants for vehicle registration must provide NIN as a precondition for the registration of their vehicles, adding that there would be no waiver for anyone regardless of their status in the society.
Kazeem noted that the move is to resolve the challenges of identifying individuals to assist security agencies in data collation.
He called on members of the public who have not enrolled in the ongoing NIN registration at the National Identity Management Commission to do so.
Legit.ng recalls that the FRSC had earlier announced that it would commence enforcing compliance on this directive since Monday, December 21, 2020.
Though it did not indicate this in its statement, perhaps the FRSC extended the deadline for the enforcement of the directive following the extension of the deadline for NIN enrolment by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Meanwhile, Isa Pantami, the minister of communications and digital economy, has approved the development and release of an improved NIN slip and a mobile application that would help in securing it.
The technical assistant, information technology to the ministry, Femi Adeluyi, made this known in a statement issued on the night of Thursday, December 31, 2020, in Abuja.
Legit.ng gathered that Adeluyi said the development was part of the federal government’s policy to improve the process of obtaining NIN and linking it to SIM cards and also aligning with the national digital economy policy for a digital Nigeria.
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