The Federal Road Safety Corps has denied increasing the cost of drivers licence in the country, maintaining that the cost of drivers licence remains N6,350 and that FRSC does not expect any driver to pay more than the amount to obtain any licence whose expiry period is three years.
The Corps Marshal/Chief Executive Officer, FRSC, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, gave the assurances while speaking at a workshop in Lagos, warning motorists not to patronise touts.
“We have not increased the cost of processing the drivers licence. It remains N6,350. What we have done is to give people the option of taking either for three years or five years. The five-year drivers licence is available at N10,350.”
He also warned motorists across the country against driving with fake drivers licence as he described it as a serious offence.
Oyeyemi blamed the high accident rate in the country to speed limit violators, stressing that he had directed his officers to clamp down on offenders.
The Federal Government in April endorsed the production of another drivers’ licence that will have a five-year expiry period.
Drivers licence had before then, expired on a three-year terminal date, after which motorists were expected to renew the document.
The FRSC had however, noted that the new five-year drivers’ licence would exist side by side with the old one, as the new one was only to give motorists a new option.
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The three-year licence is to go for N6350, while the five-year licence will go fo N10,350.
The FRSC boss however added that any new applicant for any of the two driving licences would have to go through driving training in an approved school, to qualify