Following the outcry over a vehicle with the number plate “Chip Whip” allegedly belonging to the Chief Whip of the Kano State house of Assembly, Hon. Ayuba Labaran Durum, surface online, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has disassociated itself from the plate number, stating that it did not issue such.
This is the infamous Chip Whip plate number of Kano Chief Whip
This was disclosed by the Public Education Officer of the Corps, Bisi Kazeem, in an official statement released on Sunday November 3, 2019.
According to the FRSC official, the number plate was neither generated nor issued by the FRSC. He emphasized that the agency works in line with the quality assurance of the International Standard Organization ISO 9001:2008. The ISO:9001 quality assurance involves various processes of ensuring that the highest quality is obtained, hence, the agency could not have made the grammatical blunder seen on the number plate.
“We are therefore making it abundantly clear to members of the public that FRSC as the lead agency in road traffic management and safety administration in the country has nothing to do with the said number plate as some people are insinuating on some social media platforms.”
Kazeem further revealed that the Commander of the FRSC Kano sector had been directed by the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, to investigate how the number plate originated.
In a related development, popular Nollywood Actress, Kate Henshaw, has aired her opinion on the issue. According to her, such blunder is due to lack of quality education to everyone. She posted:
“Here we go again… This is what happens when we do not pay attention and provide quality education for all… Good morning o.”
Similarly, a Twitter User posted a photo of a road sign with a grammatical error, and joked about it being in Kano. Instead of the standard “No U-Turn,” the signboard had “NoYou Tone".
No U-turn you mean? Such a road sign is misleading