The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has declared war on motorcyclists with unregistered National Vehicle Identification Scheme over the rising state of insecurity in the country.
The Acting Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali-Biu, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the corps had embarked on a nationwide clampdown on motorcyclists who fail to register their bikes.
Many states in Nigeria, including Abuja, have come under increasing attacks from terrorists in the last few weeks.
The Federal Government had a few days ago declared its intention to ban commercial motorcycle operations and mining activities in a bid to check insecurity in the country.
Worried by the increasing number of unregistered motorcycles plying the roads and the urgent need to ensure that all two-wheel vehicles were duly captured in the National Vehicle Identification Scheme database, Ali-Biu directed the 37 Sector Commanders across the nation to commence with immediate enforcement of the registration exercise.
The statement read: “The directive came following the imminent need to comply with the Federal Government’s order on clamping down on this horde of unregistered motorcycles on Nigerian roads. The order was necessitated by the state due to insecurity and the need to curb it by bringing to a halt the continuous operations of these categories of vehicles without registration on our roads.
“While laying particular emphasis on the security implications of not capturing all motorcycles in the national database, the acting Corps Marshal charged the Sector Commanders to immediately liaise with the Boards of Internal Revenue in their respective states, set up a taskforce in conjunction with the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies where necessary, including Vehicle Inspection Office and other stakeholders for effective enforcement.”
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
INVESTIGATION: How roadside foods endanger consumers’ life with trans fat in northern Nigeria
With an estimated 854,000 deaths in Nigeria, and 3,229 attributed to trans fatty acids (TFA) -related cardiovascular deaths, ADESOLA IKULAJOLU visited Nigeria’s...
INVESTIGATION: Untold story of Ondo oil producing communities battling poor health system
Access to quality healthcare is one of the nightmares of communities in Ilaje local government area of Ondo State. Despite...
FEATURE: Ogun residents, waste collectors trade blames, as refuse litter environment
TIJANI ABDULKABEER, a journalist from the University of Ibadan, during a recent trip to Sango Otta, Ogun State took a look...
INVESTIGATION: How online fraudsters siphon victims’ funds through ‘SportyBet’ platform
As Nigeria transits into a cashless society, the evolution also creates opportunities for internet scammers to take advantage of unsuspecting...
SPECIAL REPORT: Enugu govt watches as waste takes over state, threatens public health, environment
In this report, Arinze Chijioke looks at how delays in evacuation of waste in Enugu State encourages indiscriminate waste disposal, its health implications, and how...