By Cyber Era Staff
In total compliance with the Presidential directives on the harmonisation of citizens’ data; which road safety regulatory agency in Nigeria, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has since activated with the introduction of compulsory provision of the National Identification Number (NIN) by applicants of the National Driver’s License (NDL), the Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has also made provision of NIN mandatory for all categories of Vehicle registration, effective from second quarter of 2021.
According to a statement signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem, all applicants of vehicle registration are expected to present their National Identification Number as a precondition for the registration of their vehicles, adding that there would be no waiver for anyone irrespective of their status in the society.
Explaining the importance of this to the national security architecture, the FRSC spokesperson further emphasized that the exercise had become very imperative seeing the critical role a harmonised database on citizens’ information would have on national development in terms of resolving the challenges of identifying individuals to assist security agencies in data collation and speedy retrievals to address critical national security challenges.
Kazeem stated that the Corps Marshal also appealed to members of the public who had not enrolled in the ongoing NIN registration at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to make haste while the sun shone as the Corps would not register any vehicle whose owner was not captured in the NIMC database.
According to the Corps Marshal, “Beginning from the second quarter of this year (2021), If you want to register your vehicle, it is going to be compulsory for you to provide your NIN. This is part of the security checks. So once you provide your NIN, it makes the matter easier and helps the government in national planning, critical decision making and also enhance adequate Intelligence gathering for security of lives and properties”.
It would be recalled that FRSC had commenced compliance on this directive since December 21, 2020, when the Corps Marshal mandated that all applicants for the National Driver’s Licence in Nigeria must present the National Identification Number from the National Identity Management Commission before they could be captured for any class of the licences produced by the FRSC.