The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Lagos Sector Command has announced that it will as from tomorrow embark on a special patrol code named “Operation Show Your Drivers Licence”.
The sector command, in statement by SRC Florence Edor, Ag. Sector Public Education Officer disclosed that the two weeks special patrol is aimed at addressing the high incidences of driving without permanent valid drivers’ license in Lagos as most motorists who applied for licenses never care to go back to the licensing offices to collect their permanent license.
Ms Edor, a Superintendent Route Commander, said that it is consequent upon this that the Lagos sector command, have a total of 64,468 uncollected permanent drivers’ license across the state yet to be collected.
She quoted the sector commander, Hyginus Omeje as frowning at the attitude of some drivers driving without valid license which is the only legal document that permit anyone to drive on Nigerian roads. The sector commander was further quoted as saying that the fine for driving without a valid license is N10, 000 if the offender cannot produce the license within 24 hours.