The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has revealed the real cost of obtaining a driver’s licence in the country.
The Nigerian Tribune reported that, Boboye, while speaking in Abuja, said the real cost of obtaining a driver’s licence from the corp was N6,350. He made the disclosure on Tuesday, at a one-day workshop organised by the commission for members of security agencies in the country on verification procedure of DL and number plates.
The FRSC boss said citizens can get their licences in licencing offices nationwide, adding that those, who gave other people money and passports to collect licences for them were doing themselves a lot of harm.
“Members of the public who give money and passport size photograph to anybody in order to collect driver’s licence are doing disservice to themselves.
“Going through third party costs more money and produces fake licence to unsuspecting applicants, which is an offence. Cost of original driver’s licence is N6,350 and the applicant must go for biometrics at any licensing office across the country to obtain the licence.
“This is safer and costs less compared to the ones that pay third party for driver’s licence and at the end of the day, they will be apprehended for carrying fake licence,” Boboye said.
Boboye also stated that, it was a criminal offence for anyone to carry fake drivers licence, adding that those found with fakes drivers licence will be prosecuted.
Various Nigerian have been complaining that the FRSC was charging too much to get drivers licence. Nigerians pay as much as 15,000 to 17,000 Naira to obtain a drivers licence.