The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has mandated the use of the National Identification Number (NIN) for the processing of driver’s license.
This was announced in a statement issued by Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, on Wednesday.
According to the corps, the development follows the Federal Government’s directive on the harmonisation of citizens’ data by relevant agencies, explaining that “all driver’s licence applicants are, therefore, expected to present their National Identification Number from the date, before they can be attended to”.
The statement read: “FRSC Management has resolved that effective 21 December 2020, all applicants for the National Driver’s Licence in Nigeria must present the National Identification Number (NIN) from the NIMC before they can be captured for any class of the licences produced by the FRSC.”
The FRSC stated that no waiver would be granted to any individual, adding that there is the need for a harmonised database of all citizens and described it as critical to resolving security challenges in the country.
The agency called on members of the public particularly, those going for their driver’s licence processing to take note of the directives and carefully follow the procedures for obtaining their NIN.
It further stated that all numbers presented by the applicants must correspond with what NIMC issued to individuals for a harmonised database.
The FRSC solicited the cooperation of members of the public to make the policy a success in the collective interest of the nation and commitment to building and maintaining a credible national database on citizens.