Hyginus Omeje, the Lagos State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC ), has confirmed that over 55,000 motorists were yet to collect their processed drivers’ licences at various designated centres in Lagos state.
Omeje made the confirmation in an interview in Lagos on Friday.
He said about 55,412 processed drivers’ licences were ready and waiting for collection by their owners at the various designated centres in the state.
According to him, there are no backlogs on the issuance of drivers’ licence again in the Lagos state.
“We have 55,412 uncollected licences across our stations in Lagos state.
“It is unfortunate that people do not come to collect their licences.
“We produced 48,423 out of which 14,323 were fresh; 33,899 were renewed and 199 were re-issued as a result of loss or damage.
“The only challenge we are facing now is the collection of these licences because we have so many of them in our various centres.
“Not because they have not been produced but the applicants are not coming to collect them,” he said.
The sector commander appealed to the motorists, who have applied for drivers’ licence to visit the centres and collect their licenses before the expiration date
Omeje said that Lagos command had established some dedicated numbers for whoever has any complaint concerning either delay in issuance or collection of the licences.
According to Omeje, there is a dedicated number to call by any applicant in case there is a delay in issuance of the driver licences (08150654567).
He said that the numbers was created solely for the purpose of attending to issue related to licence.
The sector commander noted that drivers could now renew their licences for N10,350 for a five-year duration while three years cost N6,350.
He explained that applicants with expired original licence could renew his or her licence without necessarily going through recapturing process.
Omeje, however, appealed to the drivers and applicants to endeavour to submit functioning phone numbers where they could receive an SMS once their licence was ready for collection.
“We have discovered that by the time we send messages to the applicant, for collection of his or her processed drivers’ licence, it delivers on a non functional number”, he said.