Friday, December 16

Lagos introduces online verification of car number plate

Lagos introduces online verification of car number plate

In line with the Smart City initiative of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the General Manager, Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency, MVAA, Mr. Lateef Lawal has announced the existence of a website through which motorists and law enforcement agencies can henceforth confirm the authenticity and genuineness of number plate issued by the agency.

Lawal said the platform became necessary in order to eradicate the unnecessary harassment of motorists by Officials of the Nigerian Police, Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) and other Security Agencies.

He reiterated that the situation became worrisome and embarrassing to the state government and its clients when incessant reports, calls, Short Message Service, SMS, e-mails and visits from licensee became rampant that vehicles duly registered with Lagos State number plates were being impounded by FRSC and other security officials.

He then advised the general public particularly motorists, FRSC and other Security Agencies to visit the MVAA’s website on to verify the authenticity and genuineness of number plates issued by the MVAA.

MVAA boss explained that the site is easy to navigate, once logged in, type in the number plate and wait for the confirmation of the details of the vehicle.

Lawal therefore, urged motorists to comply with driving rules and make sure that their vehicle’s particulars are up to date to avoid been penalized by the authorities concerned.

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