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Benue Okada riders to get driver’s license

| July 20, 2012 More

In line with arrangements towards injecting order and sanity in the activities of Okada riders, the Benue State Government has concluded plans for compulsory issuance of the upgraded driver’s license among motorcycle operators in the State.

Speaking after processing his driver’s license at the national headquarters of the Federal Road Safety Corps, the Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam said that with the tremendous transformation which the FRSC has introduced on the nation’s motor vehicle administration through the upgraded driver’s license and new number plate, a collaboration from all states of the Federation will impact positively on intelligence gathering and crime control across the country.

According to him, a definite time line will be given to motorcycle operators in Benue State with robust public advocacy and enlightenment on the benefits of the new scheme before any form of enforcement as this will provide a boost to the State’s drive to combat crime. He also said that driver’s license remains the most valid document for identification and verification in any part of the world due to its authenticity and effectiveness for building a reliable data base.

In a related development, the Bauchi State Governor, Isah Yuguda has advocated the need for all security agencies to adopt the FRSC model in order to align with global best practice of impacting positively on security management.

Yuguda also said that the application of information and communication technology in road safety management and traffic administration by the Federal Road Safety Corps has brought about a revolution and seamless execution of its statutory mandate.

In his own words, the Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime gave kudos to the FRSC for changing the face of motor vehicle administration in Nigeria and urged other State governments to collaborate with the Corps on this initiative to ensure total transformation of the nation’s economy.

Category: Bauchi State News

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