…Says licence renewal costs N6,350 for 3years
By Godwin Utuedoye,
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that there is no need for data capturing while applying for renewal of driver’s licence, unless the persons needs to update his or her information that is not in the initial licence.
In an interview with News Agency of Nigeria, NAN on Saturday, monitored by ADVOCATE the FRSC, Lagos State Sector Commander, Hyginus Omeje, added that the agency departed from the old system long time ago.
According to him, “I want to use this opportunity to tell motorists that they can renew their licence without going through capture.
“The choice of coming to capture is yours, as long as we have your data base at the initial stage and its already in the system, you don’t really need to be captured any longer,” he said.
Omeje stated further that there is provision to bypass capture in the new process of renewal of licence, adding however, that recapturing of data would only happen when people want to change their passport photographs or change some variables stated at the initial stage in the data.
“The whole essence of renewal is to update your records. You might have changed your residential address and all other variables except date of birth which is constant.
“And it is possible that somewhere somehow you had an accident that has given you mark or scars on your face, that has not been there before and if you don’t do the update, of not going for capture, you may be embarrassed when you go to the embassy,” Mr. Omeje noted.
He also advised motorists to go to their various centres especially in Lagos for collection of their drivers’ licences, stressing that over 55,000 motorists were yet to collect their processed drivers’ licences at various designated centres in Lagos state.
The sector commander had said in October that about 55,412 processed drivers’ licences was ready and waiting for collection by their owners at the various designated centres in the state.
He appealed to the motorists, who have applied for drivers’ licence to visit the centres and collect their licenses before the expiration date.
Omeje noted that drivers could now renew their licences for N10,350 for a five-year duration while three-years licence costs N6,350.