The Federal Road Safety Commission has warned that old number plates will become invalid by September 30, 2013.
Some months ago, the commission introduced new number plates which will replace the old ones.
commission said in a post on Facebook on Thursday that from October 1,
2013, it would amount to an offence for anyone to use the old number
It said a standard replacement fee of N10,000 had been
set for each number plate while a new number plate costs N12,500,
excluding registration fees which would be determined by state
It said, “By October 1, 2013, it will be an offence for
any owner or operator of a vehicle to still have affixed, old number
plates on his/her vehicle as the deadline for the use of old plates is
September 30, 2013.
“Owners of vehicles are enjoined not to wait
till the last minute, when there could be a rush, before procuring the
new plates. Those whose vehicle papers have expired or are about
expiring are urged to procure the new plates rather than just renewing
the vehicle papers, which of course will have to be renewed again when
the new plates are being obtained. This will definitely save costs.
corps is also working out some incentives to encourage early
replacement of the old plates and these shall be made public in due
When the new plates were introduced last year, the
Corps Marshal and Chief Executive Officer, FRSC, Mr. Osita Chidoka, had
explained that it was to ensure the safety and security of Nigerians.
a hearing on the matter organised by the Senate Committee on Federal
Character and Inter-governmental Affairs in March 2012, Chidoka said the
new plates were intended to tie a number plate to an individual or