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Current number plates, driver’s licence expire 2013 -FG

THE current vehicle number plates and driver’s licence will become invalid by 2013, the Federal Government has said.

While the driver’s licence will become invalid by October 1, 2013, the current number plates would not be allowed on Nigerian roads from July 31, 2013.

The position of the government was made known on Tuesday, by the Joint Tax Board, at a news briefing.

The secretary of the board, Mallam Moha-mmed Abubakar, who addressed newsmen, said the board of the tax body approved a downward review of the enhanced vehicle and motor number plates, with effect from August 1, 2012.

While those who wanted to revalidate their current standard plates were to part with N10,000, those registering new vehicles would pay N12,000.

For old motorcycle number plates, revalidation would cost N2,000, while new registration would cost N2,500.

The prices of other categories of number plates and driver’s licence remained unchanged.

It was also announced at the brieifing that the Biometric Central Motor Registration or the Electronic Central Motor Registration would no longer be required for the registration of motor vehicles.

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