THE Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has said that Nigeria driver’s licence enjoys international recognition and acceptance, particularly in some states in the United States of America and European countries.
Oyeyemi, said the document has become a veritable source of identification, which banks and other reputable organizations rely upon to do business with their customers.
He spoke at workshop organized by the FRSC for security agencies on National Vehicle Identification Scheme, where the Director General of Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Dr Joe Abah commended the Corps for its professionalism, transparency and diligence in reforms that have made the agency a sterling example in improved service delivery in the country.
The Corps Marshall said: “Apart from promoting safety and national security for our dear country, the success of the scheme is also strategic in assisting in the fight against international crimes and global terrorism”.
He called on all security agencies in the country to embrace it and be on the same page in its applications for the identification of suspects and perpetrators of crimes and criminal acts.
He said this had made it imperative that security agencies worked collectively to fight against acts of forgery and parallel production of the licences by fraudsters and touts who benefit from distorting the system.
He noted that the workshop was the second in the series of the training programmes being organized by the Corps as part of its commitment to sharing its data in line with developments in information and communication technology.
According to him, the first of the workshop took place in 2015, stressing that the benefits the participants had derived from the training were evident by the increasing awareness created on applications and accessibility to the Corps’ data.
“The training was deliberately structured to serve as a synergy between members of the security agencies and especially to create opportunity for all the services to operate on the same level in this very important national project of the Uniform Licensing Scheme,” he stated.
He further noted that as the lead agency for road safety management and administration in the country, FRSC had over the years, been at the vanguard of ensuring a credible licensing system for the country by embarking in reforms in number plates and driver’s licences.
He added that upon the launch of the National Uniform Licensing Scheme (NULS) in 1990, all the states of the federation were brought under the uniform scheme which guarantees uniformity, credibility and standards in the system.
The Corps Marshal disclosed as part of the sustained commitment of the FRSC to improve on the efficiency of its licensing system, it has again come out with a more advanced web-based verification portal for Drivers’ Licence and users of number plates.
This he said enables such information as the demographics, biometrics and offences committed to be easily accessible.
“It also applies to the Speed Limiting Device portal, Driving School Standardization portal (DSSP) and Road Transport Safety Standardization portal (RTSSS),” he said.
The BPSR Director General, Dr Abah, while commending the FRSC, said the commitment shown by the leadership of the Corps in improved service delivery, response to consumer needs and reforms in its processes, was commendable, saying all well-meaning citizens of the country should appreciate the initiatives.
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