Information from the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) says that the number of car users who apply for driver’s license in Lagos is between 10,000 to 15,000 on a weekly basis. This was disclosed by the VIS Director, Akin-George Fashola, while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the Center of Lagos on Monday, November 25, 2019.
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Speaking on the process of issuing the driver’s license, Fashola said that it entailed a tripartite procedure with contributions from the VIS, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC0 and the Motor Vehicle Administration Agency (MVAA).
Breaking it down, he revealed that applicants first go to the MVAA to obtain the necessary application forms. After that, they move onto the VIS who would carry out testing and approval of their driving skill. Only applicants who are successful at the VIS stage are allowed to proceed onto the FRSC to have their biometric data captured before they are issued the document.
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The VIS boss explained that, without the authorization of the VIS, applicants cannot become valid owners of a driver’s license. In the event an applicant fails the test with the VIS after doing all the necessary documentation with the MVAA, such applicant will be given an opportunity to take the test again after a period of 7 days.
If the applicant fails the test for the second time, he/she is given another opportunity of a re-take after 14 days. Having failed the test for the third time, the applicant is directed to go re-learn how to drive at a competent driving school.
Fashola disclosed that the VIS apprehends about 50 drivers who either do not have a driver’s license or are in possession of fake ones, on a daily basis in Lagos.
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