Operators Hail FRSC On Okada, Keke Registration

National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Tricycles section, Rivers State Chapter says it is in support of the plan by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to include tricycles in vehicle registration.

Chairman Rivers State Chapter, Benjamin Ibigwe, who spoke to The Vortex on the issue, said the union had been trying to bring sanity into the system, stressing that the FRSC proposal was a welcome development.

Ibigwe said capturing tricycles in the FRSC data bank would help check criminality and the unruly behavior of some tricycle operators in the state.

The NURTW chairman disclosed that a court of competent jurisdiction had ruled that tricycles were mini vehicles and any law that applies to vehicles should equally be extended to tricycles.

He however, urged the FRSC to work with the union which according to him, has the necessary information required for the success of the venture.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) recently announced plan to include motorcycles and tricycles in vehicles registration in order to ensure proper documentation in the data base.

Corps Marshal, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi who disclosed this at the 1st Quarter 2019 National Vehicle Identification System (NVIS) Desk Officers Workshop held in Abuja, said the plan will pave way for efficient data collation and administration and resolve some of the knotty issues that arise as a result of interactions with relevant stakeholders.

The stakeholders he said, include, the state Boards of Internal Revenue and Vehicle Inspection Officers who formed their partners in the tripartite arrangement in order to enable them tackle the challenges of vehicle theft.

Oyeyemi who was represented at the workshop by Assistant Corps Marshal, Motor Vehicle Administration, Mr. Jonas Agu, said the FRSC needed the data generated to improve the mode of patrol operation, especially the commencement of the Flying Ticket Initiative.

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