The Federal Road Safety Corps ‘ Lagos State Sector Command said as of July 8, 76,299 driver’s licenses had yet to be collected in the state.
This was made known by Mr Hyginus Omeje, FRSC’s Lagos Sector Commander in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Lagos on Wednesday.
Omeje said that the command commenced “Operation Show Your Driver’s Licence’’ on May 20, when it observed that many drivers were driving without driver’s licence.
“Driver’s licence is the only legal document that allows a driver to be on the road.
“We have called on drivers to come and collect their permanent driver’s license in our offices on many occasions, through the press, but they refused.
“When we started operating between May 20 and May 28, 2019, we still had 63,011 driver’s licenses to collect but before May 31, 9,016 licenses were collected leaving the outstanding 53,995.
“Since the Lagos State government enforced traffic laws, more people are applying for the driver’s license,” said the FRSC boss.
Omeje said the organization received 28,454 driver license applications between June 3 and July 7, 2019.
He said 902 drivers had been booked by the command as of July 8, 2019 for not owning driver’s license in the continued “Operation Show Your Driver’s license”.
NAN reports that on May 30th, 2019, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu, signed the first Executive Order on the issue of traffic control and management a day after his inauguration.