Number Plate Security Issues

A  consultant to Niger State Board of Internal Revenue Service  on Vehicle and Motorcycle Number Plates, Alhaji Musa Ahmed, has said  that the shortage of vehicle and motorcycle number plates at the Lagos factory of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) for distribution  to millions of  prospective buyers in the 36 states of the federation and Abuja, portends grave risk  for both the government and the citizenry.

He stated this in a media briefing with the newsmen, at the government house, Minna,  just as he advocated for an urgent  decentralization of the issuance of both vehicle and motorcycle number plates in the six geo-political zones  of the country.

The businessman, noted  that a situation whereby most of the vehicles and motorcycles  plying the  nation’s highways in the recent times did not have  registration numbers could further  compound the ongoing  security problems in the country as criminal elements  could easily hide under the guise of vehicles with no registered number plates and motorbikes to carry out their nefarious activities.

Ahmed further disclosed that  many people including himself from different parts of the country like  Abuja, Adamawa, Kano, Niger, Taraba and Osun states, recently went to procure number plates with hundreds of millions of naira for their respective states, at  the Lagos plant of the FRSC, but said that the organization could not meet the increasing demands for number plates.