Most Lagos drivers seem to have reached their wits-end concerning their driver’s licences.
It’s like there is conspiracy among the Police, officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC and Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIOs, to declare every driver’s licence they examine as fake.
Recently, the Chief Vehicle Officer, of the Vehicle Inspection Service, VIS, in Lagos,. Gboyega Toriola, an engineer, declared that over 90 percent of drivers in the state have fake driver’s license.
He expressed worry that most of the licences were got through back door without electronic capture and other security features.
Issuance of UDLS
According to Toriola, the issuance of new Unified Drivers’ Licencing Scheme, UDLS, is in full operation with all logistics required in place.
The scheme is a tripartite arrangement among the Motor Vehicle Administration Agency, MVAA, the Vehicle Inspection Service, VIS and FRSC.
According to a government source, who assured that the scheme is full-proof, the licence should cost about N6,000 for new applicants .
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