The Federal Road Safety Corps says the agency is not responsible for the increase in the prices of number plates.
The Corps Public Education Officer Assistant Corps Marshal, Bisi Kazeem, said this in an interview on Thursday in Abuja.
Kazeem said that it had become necessary for the Corps to warn those circulating fake news on the prices of number plates and driver’s licence.
Kazeem said that the noble mandate of the FRSC was to make the nation’s highways safe for motorists and other road users across the country.
According to him, the Federal Road Safety Commission was not set up as a revenue-generation agency but to ensure the protection of lives and property on the road.
He said that reports that FRSC had increased the prices of number plates and driver’s licence was not true.
He said, “The price increase is from Joint Tax Board and not from FRSC. However, the approved price for articulated vehicle number plate is N30,000.
“Motor vehicle driver’s licence price for three years is N10,000 while N15,000 is for five years. Standard private and commercial vehicle number place is N18,750.
“Implementation of the revised rates for vehicles number plates and driver’s license in Nigeria commences on August 1, according to Joint Task Board, ” he said.
Kazeem urged members of the public to note that only the Joint Tax Board has the statutory powers to review the prices of the items in question, adding that it was the Board that approved the price reviewed.
He further appealed to the motoring public to continue to ensure their vehicles were properly registered to enhance the security of vehicles.