ABUJA: THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has commissioned a new number plate production plant at Gwagawalada in Abuja. Speaking at the event, Corps Marshal And Chief Executive of the FRSC, Osita Chidoka, said there was sufficient investment in technology which could allay the fears of delay in production and the apathy associated with timely delivery of the number plate and driver痴 licences to the owners through the state governments.
“This is an event that tells the success story of our reforms in the FRSC, especially in the areas of restoring the integrity of the licensing system of the country,” Chidoka said. He added that the new licensing system, despite the initial public misunderstanding about its essence and apprehensions about need for the change, has been unanimously approved by the National Assembly, following its public hearings.
Met me therefore, congratulate all Nigerians, particularly, our stakeholders for remaining steadfast and committed to our vision of safer roads and fuller lives for the people of the country,” Chidoka said. According to him, the production plant has the capacity to produce up to 7 000 pairs of number plates per day and with Awka plant which possesses the same capacity, as well as the Lagos plant with the capacity to produce 65 000 plates per day, FRSC, can now produce 20 500 pairs of number plates per day.
This will not only reduce the risks associated with centralised production system, but ensure faster turnaround, address need for backup and reduction of redundancy,” Chidoka said. He with the increased capacity of the three plants located in three parts of the country, FRSC was now in a vantage position to conveniently produce number plates for other West African countries.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY