By JIDAUNA DARING
Following the recent flag-off of operation show your driving license, riders license and particulars, Chairman, Plateau State Internal Revenue Service (PSIRS), Mr. Dashe Arlat has called for more cooperation and compliance amongst all the concerned persons during the exercise in the state.
Mr. Arlat made the call while speaking with THE NIGERIA STANDARD on the level of compliance of the on-going exercise in his office at the Revenue House in Jos, Monday.
He said that the exercise which was flagged-off October 2, 2019 was a national one, adding that it was for tricycles and motorcycle riders to register their property, so that they can have full ownership of their property, adding that the exercise is a tripartite one which include Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) and PSIRS.
He noted that the significance of the registration cannot be over emphasized as it would also go a long way in addressing some of the security challenges in the country, adding that the motorcycles registration has remain a compulsory one across the state as far as the exercise was concerned.
He explained that only when one was registered before he or she would be given the driving license and numbers plate, adding that the chassis and engine number were also captured and link up with number plates which was data based with FRSC.
On the driving license, he said that they have noticed that most Nigerians were driving without identification numbers, saying that both tricycles and motorcycles riders need to have national riders license.
Mr. Arlat further explained that the capturing was done through biometric and fingers prints, saying, that they were also strengthening the security architecture of the state.
He added that the number plate can be obtained across the state in all its 12 offices while the rider license can also be obtained at Shendam for Southern Zone, Pankshin for Central Zone and Bukuru of Jos South LGA for Northern Zone.
Mr. Arlat said that many states have since commenced enforcement of the exercise, saying that Plateau State was given 14 days from the day the exercise was flagged-off, adding that they have seen some good level of compliance, as the FRSC last week Friday gave a total number of 400 tricycles that have been given temporal riders license within the service headquarters.
He appealed to those who were yet to do the registration to comply with the rules of the registration, saying that even those who were complaining of not having money should also try and do it, as according to Arlat, the exercise was for the safety of their property.
Also speaking with our correspondent, FRSC Chief Route Commander (CRC), Ann Ado said that they were making progress, adding that tricycles, motor-cycles were both complying, especially by coming out to register their tricycles and motorcycles.