Don't pay more than N6,350 for driver's licence, FRSC boss tells Nigerians
Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said original Driver's Licence (DL) in the country IS N6,350 and applicants must go to any DL office of their choice for biometric capturing.
Oyeyemi said this in Abuja on Tuesday at a one-day workshop organised by the commission for members of security agencies in the country on verification procedure of DL and number plates.
According to him, authentic licence is produced in all the licensing offices in the country and that the process is thorough and saves costs for applicants that follow it up.
"Members of the public who give money and passport size photograph to anybody in order to collect driver's licence are doing disservice to themselves.
"Going through third party costs more money and produces fake licence to unsuspecting applicants, which is an offence. Cost of original driver's licence is N6,350 and the applicant must go for biometrics at any licensing office across the country to obtain the licence.
"This is safer and costs less compared to the ones that pay third party for driver's licence and at the end of the day, they will be apprehended for carrying fake licence," the corps marshal said.
Oyeyemi said anybody found with a fake licence would be prosecuted as it is a criminal offence.
"It is a criminal matter because the states need the revenue to develop their areas," he said.
The FRSC boss said that banks and other agencies that required data would also be considered for subsequent workshops on the exercise.
The workshop was attended by members of the armed forces and other security agencies in the country including the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy and the Air Force.
Others include: personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Vehicle Inspection Office.