The Corps Marshal told newsmen in Uyo, Akwa Ibom that it would be a criminal offence for anybody to refuse to change over to the new number plate after June 30.
Chidoka, who was represented by FRSC’s Zone F Commander, Mr Nsebong Akpabio, said it would be punishable by the Federal Road Safety Act 2007 and the Highway Act of 1972
“The area we want members of the public to know is that June 30 is the deadline for full compliance. We want the media to help us create awareness,’’ he said.
The Corps Marshal also said it would be criminal for any person to refuse to give the complete data on his vehicle.
It is criminal for any motorist to refuse to disclose the chassis number of his vehicle,” he said.
Chidoka, however, expressed satisfaction at the level of compliance with road safety measures in the two states of Edo and Delta, which are in Zone F.
“I advise members of the public to make use of them,’’ the corps marshal said.
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