Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has stated that there are no extra charges for capturing and processing of driving licence across the country.
Oyeyemi, said this at a two-day workshop for Sector Heads of Driver’s Licence Centres (DLCs) on Tuesday, July 19, in Abuja.
The workshop has as its theme, “Consumer Rights As Panacea of Effective Service Delivery in the Driver’s Licence Process.”
Oyeyemi said that the workshop was aimed at educating the participants on how to improve service delivery through transparency and efficiency.
According to the FRSC Chief, it was also aimed at training them on the use of Vision Testing Machine (VTM) to carry out vision test for applicants nationwide.
The FRSC boss said;
Vision test is a major test which must be carried out to ensure all forms of corrupt practices are curtailed as lives must be protected.
According to him, lack of good sight has been causing road crashes, especially, at night.
Oyeyemi further explained;
When you talk about safety and someone doesn’t see well, then you have signed the death warrant of such a person and he or she can easily get crashed.
When the vision is not correct, his or her judgment fails and crashes occur and lives are lost.
As an officer, you must ensure that you are up to task. If you compromise and a licence is issued the wrong way, then you have signed the death warrant of such an applicant.
Warning Against Extortion
Oyeyemi, however, warned FRSC officers against extortion and other corrupt practices.
The act is inimical to the corps’ value on transparency and should be stopped.
The interface with the public circle has to do with the fact that an officer in charge of driving licence issuance must do what is expected.
You must ensure that all corrupt and nonsense practices end. We must conform to the global practices.
You must curtail touting. No extra charges to capture or collect driving licence across the country.
Any DCL head found wanting shall be made to face the law.