From December 21, you must provide your new National Identification Number (NIN) to acquire or renew your driver’s licence.
This is according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) which says the move is in compliance with federal government directives to harmonise citizen data.
NIN is a unique identifier provided to every Nigerian who register with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). It is Nigeria’s new national identity card number.
FRSC’s Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem issued a statement noting that, from December 21, all drivers licence applicants are expected to present their NIN from before they can be attended to.
He added that there would be no waiver for anyone.
He called on members of the public particularly, those going for their driver’s licence processing to take note of the directives and carefully follow the procedures for obtaining their NIN from NIMC.
He said the NIN must be verified to be authentic, before action can be taken on their application for the licences.
Kazeem further stated that all numbers presented by the applicants must correspond with what NIMC issued to individuals for a harmonised database.