Following claims by the Kano State Director of the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), Garba Gaya, that 85% of motorists in the northern state use fake driver’s license, the State Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zubairu Mato, has countered his claims, saying it is not factual.
The FRSC is in a good position to talk about the number of drivers without a valid driver's license
The FRSC boss made this known in an official statement presented to the press in the state capital last weekend. Mato acknowledged the VIO Director’s right to freedom of expression on the subject, but stated that his claims lacked concrete data to back them up.
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Speaking further, the commander disclosed that the issuance of driver’s license to motorists in the country is a process judiciously executed by three organizations including the FRSC as well as the VIS and the State Board of Internal Revenue. Each of them has the mandate to carry out stipulated procedures in issuing the legal document.
“For emphasis, it is important to remind the general public that the Drivers license issuing processes Nationwide is a tripartite arrangement involving collaboration among three responsibility agencies namely; FRSC, VIOs and the States Board of Internal Revenue. In that mutual collaboration, each party exercises its own responsibility.”