The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has commended Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali-Baba on the total ban of SPY number plates in the country.
In a statement on Wednesday in Abuja issued by the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem stated that Oyeyemi had consequently directed the Corps’ Commanding Officers across the nation to join hands with the Police to enforce the order.
Alkali-Baba had explained that the order was to forestall the continuous disregard for traffic rules and regulations and other extant laws guiding road use by individuals hiding under the privileges of SPY police number plates.
Oyeyemi said that the commendation became necessary in pursuant of the immediate reversal to the original registered number plates issued by the IGP.
The Corps Marshal also directed Commanding Officers to ensure that no stone was left unturned in the enforcement of the order.
He also said that road users with faded number plates should endeavour to replace them in order to avoid their vehicles being impounded.
Oyeyemi ordered full force and immediate impoundment of private vehicles that were using commercial number plates. and reiterated the implications of the continued use of faded and other unauthorised vehicle number plates to national security.
“The use of the SPY and other unauthorised number plates to continually violate traffic rules and regulations must be brought to a halt. Hence the directive given to Commanding Officers to brace up and ensure that they give adequate priority to the enforcement”, he said.