Abuja — In its determination to restore the integrity of the driver's license, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has concluded arrangements to formally flag-off a new commercial drivers' license scheme on Monday.
The FRSC's Public Education Officer, Jonas Agwu said in a statement yesterday in Abuja that applicants for commercial "E" class drivers license must attend government certified driving schools and conduct medical tests at any government hospital.
All applicants according to him can apply on-line and print the form at http://www.nigeriadriverslicense.org before proceeding to the one-stop-shop at States Board of Internal Revenue or Drivers' License Centres for further payment and collection of temporary license.
Mr. Agu explained that temporary driver's license will last for 60 days to allow for verification of owners' data before production of permanent driver's license with a 3 years' duration.
The Minister of Transportation, Senator Idris Umar is expected to be special guest while the Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba will be the Chairman at the flag off ceremony which will attract stakeholders in road safety and the transport sector.
It will be recalled that the Corps has about 100 Drivers' Licensing Centres presently operational in all states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory, out of 140 Centres spread across the country.
In a related development, the Corps Public Education Officer, has reiterated the FRSC notification to the Nigerian motoring public to ensure transition from the old number plate to the new vehicle plate as according to him, " all old number plates and drivers' license will cease to be valid from 1st October, 2013".