The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says the issuance of the National Identification Number (NIN) is compulsory for all categories of vehicle registration.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said the move, which is in total compliance with the presidential directives, would commence from the second quarter of the year.
“Beginning from the second quarter of this year (2021), if you want to register your vehicle, it is going to be compulsory for you to provide your NIN. This is part of the security checks,” FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, was quoted as saying.
“So once you provide your NIN, it makes the matter easier and helps the government in national planning, critical decision making and also enhance adequate Intelligence gathering for the security of lives and properties.”
The FRSC had mandated all applicants of the National Driver’s Licence in the country to present their National Identification Number before they could be captured for any class of the licences produced by the FRSC.
Earlier, the Nigerian Communication Commission ordered telecommunications companies to deactivate telephone lines of subscribers who failed to link their phones to their National Identity Number.
Six persons have been confirmed dead while nine others sustained various degrees of injuries on Tuesday in an accident involving a truck and a Toyota bus around car park C on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Ahmed Umar, confirmed the incident to journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
He explained that the accident occurred around 11:53 am and was caused by the driver of the truck with registration number FZE 376 DI who drove recklessly, lost control, and hit the bus marked ZUR 843 XA from the rear.
According to Umar, 20 people were involved in the accident which comprised 16 male adults, three female adults, and one male child.
The sector commander explained that five male adults and one female adult were killed in the accident while seven male, one female, and one male child sustained injuries.
He said that the driver of the truck tried to escape but was later apprehended and taken to Motor Traffic Division Redeemed Police Division, Mowe.
The injured victims, he stated, were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) and a private hospital in Sagamu while the corpses of the deceased were taken away by their family for burial in line with the Islamic rites.
The sector commander said that the crash response team of the corps had taken the injured persons to the Kwara State General Hospital and the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), while some others were taken to Ile Anu Medical Centre at Idofian.
He said that the corpses have been taken to the UITH by the FRSC, police, and the NSCDC, urging those going through the route to be careful and ensure that their vehicles were in good condition.
Owoade warned motorists against impatience while on the wheel, adding that as it was the festive season, only the living can celebrate.
25 male adults, seven female adults, two male children, and two female children were involved in the accident.
The FRSC boss said the injured have been taken to the Federal Medical Center in Gawu Babangida while the corpses were taken to Sabon Wuse Mortuary.
The latest accident came barely five days after five women and one child were killed in a similar road crash at Jipan village along Bida-Mokwa road in Bida local government.
Four other persons were said to have been injured in that accident.
Dagwa had at that time complained about the attitude of drivers on the road, despite educating them on the dangers of reckless driving.
“We still want to reiterate our call on motorists that they should desist from acts that are potentially dangerous to safe driving. We have carried out sensitization on Ember months to educate the drivers, but alas many of them are still disobeying road safety rules,” he had said.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has mandated the use of the National Identification Number (NIN) for the processing of driver’s license.
“FRSC Management has resolved that effective 21 December 2020, all applicants for the National Driver’s Licence in Nigeria must present the National Identification Number (NIN) from the NIMC before they can be captured for any class of the licences produced by the FRSC,” the agency said on Wednesday in a statement signed by its Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem.
It noted that the development followed the Federal Government’s directive on the harmonisation of citizens’ data by relevant agencies, explaining that “all driver’s licence applicants are, therefore, expected to present their National Identification Number from the date, before they can be attended to.”
Stressing that there would be no waiver for anyone, Bisi emphasised on the need for a harmonised database of all citizens and described it as critical to resolving security challenges in the country.
He urged the public, especially those going for their driver’s licence processing, to heed to the directives and follow the procedures for getting their NIN from the National Identity Management Commission which must be verified to be authentic before action can be taken on their application for the licences.
According to him, all numbers presented by the applicants must correspond with what NIMC issued to individuals for a harmonised database even as the FRSC solicited the cooperation of members of the public to make the policy a success in the collective interest of the nation and commitment to building and maintaining a credible national database on citizens.
Six people have been confirmed dead and 11 others injured after a passenger bus crashed with a truck at Niwelle Junction along the Nteje-Onitsha expressway.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed this in a statement signed on Sunday by Sector Commander FRSC Anambra State, Andrew Kumapayi.
The accident according to Road Safety was caused due to over-speeding, leading to loss of control and eventually the crash.
“Six people killed and eleven injured in a fatal crash involving a mini white bus belonging to CDO transport Company with registration number BGT 313 XA and a white truck without a registration number recorded at 1710hrs this evening 22nd November 2020 at Niwelle Junction along Nteje-Onitsha expressway.
“Eyewitness report reaching us indicates that the crash occurred as a result of over speeding leading to loss of control of the bus and crashing eventually, the statement read in part.
A total number of 17 people including 11Male adults and six female adults were involved in the Crash.
Those who sustained varying degree of injuries were rushed to Iyienu Hospital, Ogidi, and bodies of those who died deposited at the Mogue after doctor’s confirmation
Two persons have been killed and 29 vehicles burnt in a tanker explosion that occurred at Kara Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
This was disclosed by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday via a statement issued by the agency’s spokesman, Bisi Kazeem.
“From the crash investigation report submitted, a total of 2 male adults were killed and burnt beyond recognition, while a wanton destruction of properties occasioned by the fire also left 29 vehicles parked by the roadside burnt down completely,” the statement partly read.
He explained that FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi described the accident as unfortunate but avoidable, adding that frantic efforts were already in place to put an end to tanker explosions.
On the remote cause of the accident, the agency said the investigation revealed that the tanker driver “lost control of the wheels as a result of mechanical deficiency (tyre blow out) making the tanker fall on the expressway amidst a wild inferno.”
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KARA TANKER EXPLOSION: FRSC CORPS MARSHAL COMMITS TO ENDING TANKER CRASHES IN NIGERIA AS FRSC ISSUES TRAFFIC ADVISORY TO MOTORISTS
The Corps Marshal Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has described as unfortunate but avoidable, the fatal crash that occurred today Saturday 7 November 2020 at Kara bridge on the outward Lagos lane of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, stating that frantic efforts are already in place to put an end to tanker explosions.
In a statement by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, the Corps Marshal said this after receiving reports of the fatal crash. He stated that the fatal road traffic crash involved a single Tanker fully ladened with PMS. That the crash investigation carried out by a team of FRSC personnel deployed for rescue operations, revealed that the driver lost control of the wheels as a result of mechanical deficiency (tyre blow out) making the tanker to fall on the expressway amidst a wild inferno.
From the crash investigation report submitted, a total of 2 male adults were killed and burnt beyond recognition, while wanton destruction of properties occasioned by the fire also left 29 vehicles parked by the roadside burnt down completely.
Oyeyemi also lamented the actions of hoodlums who prevented the combined rescue teams of the Federal Fire Service and FRSC from approaching the scene of the crash.
According to him, “when our personnel got to the scene, they met teams of Lagos State Fire Service who advised our men against approaching the scene of the crash. The firefighters said they were equally deployed to the scene for some reason but on arrival, they were chased back by some hoodlums, carrying dangerous weapons”. Both teams had to run to the Isheri Division of Nigeria Police for security cover.
The Corps Marshal also maintained that the Corps is seriously engaging critical stakeholders and making frantic efforts to find a lasting solution to tanker explosions on the road . . He called on the Governments at all levels to expedite action towards working out modalities that will support and hasten existing efforts towards fleet renewal as most of the articulated vehicles are aged while efforts are on to enforce compulsory use of safety valves to prevent spillage after falls of tankers.
On the present state of traffic on the road, the Corps wishes to inform the general public that there is no need for panic as the crashed vehicles have been successfully removed from the road and all Obstructions cleared with the road now opened to use. As such, road users already on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway or intending users who have not explored alternative roads should please exercise caution and drive safe; avoid speeding, road rage and ultimately, avoid driving against the flow of traffic. FRSC wishes us safe journey to our various destinations.