The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the use of the National Identification Number (NIN) for the processing of driver’s license. 

“FRSC Management has resolved that effective 21 December 2020, all applicants for the National Driver’s Licence in Nigeria must present the National Identification Number (NIN) from the NIMC before they can be captured for any class of the licences produced by the FRSC,” the agency made this announcement on Wednesday in a statement signed by its Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem.

This development followed the Federal Government’s directive on the synchronization of citizens’ data by strategic agencies, explaining that “all driver’s licence applicants are, therefore, expected to present their National Identification Number from the date, before they can be attended to.”

Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem stressed on the need for a harmonised database of all citizens and described it as critical to resolving security challenges in the country and that there would be no exception for anyone.

He also called on the public, most importantly, those going for their driver’s licence processing, to obey the directives and follow the procedures for getting their NIN from the National Identity Management Commission which must be verified to be authentic before action can be taken on their application for the licences.

Bisi said all numbers presented by the applicants must correspond with that of NIMC to ensure a harmonised database.  The FRSC asked for the cooperation of members of the public to make the new policy a success in the collective interest of the nation and commitment to building and maintaining a credible national database on citizens.