The FRSC issued the statement on Saturday that the measurement is in full compliance with the directives of the
Federal Government on the harmonization of citizens’ data; which the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has since commenced with the introduction of compulsory provision of the National Identification Number (NIN).
The Corps Marshall of the FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has stated that it will come into effect by the second quarter of this year. He said: “NIN is now compulsory for fresh and driver’s licence renewal, it becomes compulsory for vehicle registration from second quarter of 2021 as per presidential directives”.
The Corps explained that the importance of this exercise is for national security architecture, and that it has become very imperative seeing the critical role a harmonized database on citizens’ information will have on national development.
They emphasized that the exercise is part of the security checks 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. 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.
The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, appealed to Nigerians to enroll in the ongoing NIN registration as the Corps will not register any vehicle whose owner is 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.
— FRSC, NIGERIA (@FRSCNigeria) January 9, 2021