FRSC to modify driver’s licence to meet international standards

FRSC to modify driver’s licence to meet international standards

Q) 0ppMr Boboye Oyeyemi , Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps says the corps will commence the modification of the driver ’ s licence to meet international standards . Oyeyemi disclosed this when the Chief of Army Staff, Lt . – Gen . Tukur Buratai , was at the FRSC headquarters in Abuja on Friday,

Q) 0ppMr Boboye Oyeyemi , Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps says the corps will commence the modification of the driver ’ s licence to meet international standards .
Oyeyemi disclosed this when the Chief of Army Staff, Lt . – Gen . Tukur Buratai , was at the FRSC headquarters in Abuja on Friday, to renew his driver ’s licence .
He said the corps ’ management would carry out a slight adjustment to the licence , to fully conform to international standards , with regards to the United Nations Conventions on Road Traffic and Safety .
The NEWSPAD reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had in October 2018 accented to five UN Conventions .
The conventions included the 1968 Convention on Road Traffic and 1958 Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles , among others .

Oyeyemi noted that the corps had an obligation to the contents of the conventions , which he said must be complied with .
He said that with the granting of accent to the conventions , Nigeria’ s driver ’ s licence was now recognised across the globe.
“ Our national road traffic regulations must be amended in conformity ; some issues that are left undone, we must now ensure the regulations to cover them .
“ For our principal Act that is going through repeal and re – enactment at the National Assembly , we are going to forward an addendum to ensure that this is incorporated once and for all , ” Oyeyemi said.
He said that overall , Nigeria, as a member – nation of the UN , was doing well globally , in terms of road safety.
“ Only 10 countries globally have fully accented to the UN Conventions on Road Traffic and Safety and Nigeria is the only one in Africa .
The COAS commended the modern facilities at the FRSC headquarters, saying that they would enhance the functions of the corps in fulfilment of its mandate .
Buratai lauded the management of FRSC in curtailing the proliferation of fake licences by 99 per cent .

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