The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC has directed all Sector commanders to immediately commence total clamp down on all unregistered motorcycles in the country.
Acting Corps Marshal, FRSC Dauda Ali-Biu who gave the directive in Abuja said the measure became necessary due to the increasing number of unregistered motorcycles plying the roads and the urgent need to ensure that all two wheel vehicles are duly captured in the National Vehicle Identification Scheme database.
According to the Acting Corps Marshal, the 37 sector Commanders should commence with immediate effect, full force enforcement on any motorcycle seen without appropriate registration.
He stressed that the directive came following the imminent need to comply with the Federal Government’s order to clamp down on unregistered motorcycles on Nigerian roads and curb the spate of insecurity in the country.
While laying emphasis on the security implications of not capturing all motorcycles in the national database, the Acting Corps Marshal charged the Sector Commanders to immediately liaise with the Boards of Internal Revenue in their respective states, set up a Taskforce in conjunction with the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies where necessary, including Vehicle Inspection Officers and other stakeholders for effective enforcement.
He maintained that unregistered motorcycles be impounded while the owners are mandated to commence and complete full registration of the motorcycles before they are released.
Mr Ali-Biu however, stressed that all motorbikes impounded must be fully documented.
By Kayode Oyedare