FRSC Makes NIN Mandatory for Vehicle Registration
The Federal Road safety corps has said Nigerians would be mandated to present their National Identification number (NIN) before they can register their vehicles from the second quarter of 2021.
The spokesperson, FRSC, Bisi Kazeem in a statement on Saturday said the decision is in compliance with the presidential directive. “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.”
He stated that it is crucial for security checks that the NIN is provided to make matters easier and help the government in national planning and making critical decisions that would enhance adequate intelligence gathering for the protection of lives and properties.
All those applying for vehicle registration would be required to present their NIN as a precondition for the registration of their vehicles. Also no exception would be made for anyone irrespective of their status in the society.
An extension of the deadline was made for the linking of NIN to all mobile devices from 18th of January to the 9th of February, 2021.
The NIN-SIM linkage has been a controversial scheme since its initiation last December. Most Nigerians have called for thepostponement of the registration especially with the signs of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic which is liable to spread in crowded areas, one of which is reflected in the huge crowds now trying to register for NIN