Following the enforcement of the new riders’ license and plate numbers across the country on October 2, 2019, the Anambra Command of FRSC (Federal Road Safety Corps), has impounded 41 tricycles and motorcycles found wanting.
FRSC officials interrogating Okada rider
This was revealed by the Anambra Sector Commander, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the state capital, Awka.
The Corps had earlier announced that the enforcement would commence on August 1, but the commencement was later postponed in order to ensure that the public was adequately sensitized about it.
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Kumapayi stated that 20 motorcycles and 21 tricycles were impounded on the first day of the enforcement. Speaking further, he disclosed that the clampdown of vehicles without proper number plates and riders’ license was geared toward safeguarding the lives and properties of Nigerians and reduce crime rate. Vehicles not properly documented are often used to perpetuate crimes.
The Commander noted that the Corps was working with the Anambra Traffic Management Agency (ATMA) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) to successfully execute the enforcement. He urged the team to uphold civility and professionalism in discharging their duties.
An FRSC officer is inspecting vehicles on the road
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“Motorcycles and tricycles without number plates are believed not to be captured in the National Drivers and Vehicle database and in the event of accident or crime cannot be traced.
“Yesterday (Wednesday), we impounded 41 motorcycles and tricycles during the ongoing enforcement across the state and we will continue today being Thursday, until we achieve total compliance.’’
The riders’ license and plate number enforcement has taken full force in all states across the nation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.