The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC On Modnay stated that the N6,000 spent to procure a driver’s licence and N12,000 for vehicle plate number is too poor, as the agency is spending so much to produce them.
It went on to reveal plans to increase the amount.
The Corps Marshall of the agency, Boboye Oyeyemi, stated this at the 136th meeting of the Joint Tax Board, JTB, held in Abuja, where he cried out to the board to facilitate the payment of over N700 million owed it by various states in the country.
He also said the commission was tinkering with the idea of increasing the cost of procuring the driver’s licence and vehicle plate number, stressing that the current rate of N6,000 and N12,000 for both items respectively, was no longer sustainable judging from the hike in operational cost.
Oyeyemi said the debt was crippling its operations nationwide, adding that its running cost keeps swelling as many states have failed to supply generators to the FRSC offices where vehicle plate number plates and drivers licence are procured.
He however lauded some states like Anambra and Delta for offsetting their debt, even as he urged others to emulate them.