The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC ) said on Wednesday that the old number plates and the old driver’s licence would expire by Sept. 31.
The Sector Commander of the commission in Plateau , Mr Sunday Maku, said this in an interview with in Jos.
Maku said that officers and men of the commission would commence enforcement by Oct. 1.
He called on motorists without driver’s licence to obtain one so as to stream into the changes taking place in the society.
He said that the new number plate would reduce criminal activities nationwide, adding that the new system had “a tremendous advantage over the old ones’’.
“Before, it was possible for you to sell your car with your number plate; but nowadays, number plates are registered in the name of the owner.
“If you want to sell the car, you cannot sell the car with number plate, you have to remove the number plate, the new buyer will have to get his own number in his own name. So, with this system, it becomes very easy to trace criminals that are using number plates for criminal activities.“
He allayed the fears that the process of obtaining the new number plate was cumbersome, and urged those with old ones to come for revalidation.