The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is set to clamp down on producers and issuers of fake number plates in the country.
This is as the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has ordered investigation into a particular vehicle number plate allegedly circulating in Kano.
The number plate has the inscription, ‘Chip Whip’, supposedly for a member of the kano State House of Assembly.
In a statement by the corps pubic education officer, Mr. Bisi Kazeem on Sunday in Abuja, Oyeyemi directed all field commands in the country to watch out and intensify against illegal producers of plate numbers
“The Corps Marshal has directed all field commands across the country to be on vigilance and clamp down on poducers and issuers of fake numberr plates.
“We wish to state categorically that the said number plate did not originate from any of the FRSC Number plate production centres, neither was it issued by the Corps.
“We are therefore making it abundantly clear to members of the public that FRSC, as the lead agency in road traffic management and safety administation in the country has nothing to do with the said number plates.
“For avoidance of doubt, FRSC with its International Quality Mangement certification (ISO 9001:2008) has rigorous quality procedures for producing and issuing any of its security documents which makes the possibility of such obvious grammatical errors on any of its licences an imposibility,” he said.
He explained that a careful assesment of the said number plate revealed that the characters of the dye were not similar with that of the FRSC production plants, adding that the colour of the graphics (Nigeria Map) on the plate is brown instead of the green that is used by the FRSC.
“All blanking and screen printing for such plates are done at the Gwagwalada production plant to ensure quality, uniformity and standards in line with quality procedure of the FRSC in all its produced number plates in contrast to this one. So we can confirm with certainity that this number plate was neither produced nor issued by the FRSC,” he said.
Oyeyemi further called on members of the public to immediately report any act of such illegality against all FRSC security documents.