Monday, 25 April 2016
Nigeria drivers’ licence expiration extended to five years
The Corps Marshal and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, weekend said the Federal Government had approved the extension of the validity period of Drivers’ licence to five years.
The Corps Marshal explained that this was part of communiqué reached by the Joint Tax Board at the end of its 134th meeting held in Kano. The Corps Marshal in a chat with Transport Editors in Lagos, said rather than Drivers’ licence expiring in three years, drivers now had the option of settling for either three or five years licence.
But he noted that those who wanted the five years drivers licence would have to pay slightly more. He noted that while drivers were expected to pay N6,000 for the three years’ licence, those who opted for the five years’ licence would pay N10,000.00.
According to him, the Board had approved an optional validity period for Drivers’ Licence of three and five years respectively at different cost to provide more efficient and effective service delivery to its customers.