Starting from the 2nd quarter of this year, the Federal Road Safety Commission says it will begin to ask for NIN (National Identification Number) before registering a new vehicle in Nigeria. The Public Education Officer of FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, confirmed in a new press release that the agency will require submission of NIN as a compulsory precondition to applying for new car registration.
Starting from the 2nd quarter of 2021, FRSC says that you will need to present your NIN to register a new car
According to Mr Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC wouldn’t care whether you are politician, celebrity or affluent individual when the time comes to begin requesting for NIN to register a new car. He stressed that the FRSC would give no waiver to anyone who does not present his/her NIN for car registration starting from the 2nd quarter of 2021. Mr Kazeem explained that the new development is meant to help strengthen Nigeria’s overall security architecture. He further highlighted that requiring NIN during the registration of new cars will help the federal Govt to achieve a “harmonized” citizens’ database.
Mr Bisi Kazeem in his press statement urged the general public to take advantage of the ongoing NIN registration at the NIMC to get their individual NIN before the 2nd quarter of this year. He also reminded that the FRSC had already made NIN a compulsory requirement for Driver’s License registration since 21st of December 2020. He stressed that similar requirement and regulation will soon be put in place for new vehicle registration and “there is no going back”.
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While the FRSC is urging the public to take advantage of the ongoing NIN registration exercise, many Nigerians are calling on the government to help make the process easy and less tiring than it is right now.
Below is a press report video that explains some of the current challenges being faced by citizens who are taking part in the ongoing NIN registration process.
Nigerians Call for Easy Process of NIN Registration