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FRSC To Introduce Card Readers To Stem Fake Driver’s Licence

Posted: May 7, 2015 at 6:36 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
Card readers machines will soon be introduced by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to detect fake driver’s licences.

This was made known by the Head of Administration and Human Resources, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Sector Command, Steve Ayodele on Thursday at Kuto Motor Park in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital during a sensitisation programme for commercial drivers in the state.

The programme was organised in conjunction with CLEEN Foundation .

He said the card reader machine would be given to FRSC officials carrying out routine checks on the roads.

“The FRSC will soon introduce a small machine that will detect fake driver’s licence.

“The machine is like the card reader used by the Independent National Electoral Commission during the 2015 general elections.

“It will soon be introduced. The machines would be given to our officials carrying out routine check on the road and law enforcement agencies.

“Once the driver’s licence is slotted into the machine, it will show whether it is fake or genuine,” Ayodel said.

Ayodele advised the commercial drivers not to patronise touts when trying to procure their driver’s licence or renewing expired ones,, adding that the official fee payable was N6,350.

He explained that to solve the bottlenecks associated with the procurement of driver’s licence in the state, four more centres would be opened soon.

Also speaking, the Research and Planning officer, CLEEN Foundation,  Raphael Mbaegbu, said the organisation was committed to stopping the corruption which had crept into the process of issuance of driver’s licence across the country, hence the need to sensitise the motorists to do what is right.

“We have discovered there is a level of corruption in the issuance of the driver’s licence across the country.

“So, we have decided to organise this programme in conjunction with the FRSC to sensitise motorists who want to obtain driver’s licence or renew expired one, to follow the right channel. This is to ensure they do not patronise touts who would only give them fake driver’s licence,”  he stated.