Despite one of its senior officers insisting that it would begin enforcement of the new number plates on August 1, the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has said it has no such plan.In a statement on Sunday, the Commission said that it had suspended its earlier decision to enforce the new number plates following a court judgment against it. “Contrary to media reports, the Federal Road Safety Corps wishes to reiterate that it has not fixed a deadline for a nationwide enforcement of the new number vehicle number plate and driver’s license,” the FRSC said in the statement.“This is coming on the heels of inundated media reports and on-line publications of a proposed plan by the FRSC to commence a nationwide clamp down on vehicle owners/ motorists from 1st August, 2014 for non-compliance with the directive on the new vehicle number plate and driver’s license,” it added.
Last week, Chidi Nkwonta, the Commission’s Lagos State Sector Commander, had insisted that the FRSC had decided to go ahead with the enforcement of the new number plates and drivers’ license following a June 30 judgment by the Anambra State High Court.
Earlier, two federal high court judgments had ruled against the Commission’s plan to enforce the new number plates describing it as illegal and unconstitutional. SEE MORE ON PAGE 2