RIVERS STATE COMMAND OF THE FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION URGES RESIDENTS OF THE STATE TO BEAR WITH THE AGENCY OVER THE UPWARD REVIEW OF PRICE OF VEHICLE PLATE NUMBERS AND DRIVERS LICENCE TO FURTHER DRIVE DEVELOPMENT IN THE STATE.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on August 30, 2021
Rivers State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission has urged residents of the State to bear with the agency over the upward review of price of Vehicle Plate numbers and Drivers Licence to further drive development in the State.
The State Sector Commander, Salusi Umar Galandunci gave the advice in Port Harcourt while making clarifications on the recent Joint Tax Board decision headed by the Federal Inland Revenue Services.
He explained that the last time prices of Drivers License and Vehicle plate numbers was increased nationwide was in 2011.
According to him, the Internal Revenue agents of all States of the Federation are members of the Joint Tax Board, saying that Rivers State has commenced the implementation of the new rates with FRSC in charge of the technology unit for the final production of the Drivers License in the State.
The State FRSC boss who noted that even as materials used for the license were imported based on the current foreign exchange rate, the increase was not meant to inflict hardship on the masses but boost the revenue base of the State Government.
Galandunci gave the assurance that persons who had earlier been captured would not pay the new rate, adding that there are new outlets and centres for computer capturing which would eliminate delays being experienced during collection of license.