The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to obtain new national drivers’ and replace its vehicle plate numbers with the new ones being issued as the old ones will cease to be valid after September 30, 2013.
The Commanding Officer, FRSC Zonal Headquarters, Enugu, Mr. Chike Nwaka gave the advice when he paid a courtesy visit to the Head of Operations, EFCC’s Enugu office, Mr. David Iloyanomon, on 23 August, 2013.
Mr. Nwaka said the aim of the visit was to find ways the EFCC and FRSC could collaborate in order to strengthen each other and create a more cordial and mutually beneficial working relationship.
On the advantages of the new vehicle plate numbers, the FRSC Commanding Officer pointed out that it will be very difficult for anyone to commit crime with the new vehicle plate number since the biodata of everyone is captured during registration and this can be made available to Banks and other agencies, especially security agencies like the EFCC.
Responding, Mr. Iloyanomon said the visit will afford the two agencies the opportunity to work together for the greater good of the nation. He briefed the FRSC boss and his entourage on the mandate of the Commission and highlighted some of the challenges facing it such as difficulty in getting reliable information about fraudsters from sources such as banks and other financial institutions that depend on data captured by FRSC to authenticate the identity of their customers. He observed that since drivers’ data captured by FRSC are accessed by various governmental and non-government organizations for the conduct of official businesses, the integrity of the captured data is paramount.
Media & Publicity Unit (EFCC)