The new Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has emphasized that the original Driver’s License (DL) in the country costs only N6,350 and Nigerians should not pay in excess of that amount to obtain it at any DL office after a bio-metric capturing.
Oyeyemi while speaking in Abuja on Tuesday at a one-day workshop organized by the commission for members of security agencies in the country on verification procedure of DL and number plates said authentic licenses were produced in all the licensing offices in the country and that the process was very easy to follow.
In his words, “Members of the public who give money and passport size photograph to anybody in order to collect driver’s license are doing so at their detriment”.
“Going through third party costs more money and produces fake license to unsuspecting applicants, which is a criminal offence. Cost of original driver’s license is N6,350 and the applicant must go for biometrics at any licensing office across the country to obtain it”.
“Obtaining it through the authorized offices is safer, and costs less compared to the ones that pay third party for driver’s license and at the end of the day, they will be apprehended for carrying fake license,” the corps marshal said.
Mr. Oyeyemi reinstated that anyone found with a fake license would be prosecuted as it is a criminal offence.