The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said the agency would no longer insist on any deadline for the enforcement of the new number plate.
The Corps Marshall, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, said this on Wednesday in an interview with journalists when he paid a courtesy visit on Governor Theodore Orji at Government House Umuahia.
He explained that motorists who still had the old number plate would rather get the new ones when they go to renew their vehicle licenses.
His said, “We will abide by the court ruling. It was a case of double taxation to be compelled to have the new one if your license has not expired. It is a phase approach. If your driver’s license expires, you go and renew it. It is a twelve month cycle. There is no deadline again.
“That does not mean that if you carry fake number plate or driver’s license that you will not be prosecuted”.
The Corp Marshall, however, vowed that the agency would not back down on the June 1st, 2015 deadline for the enforcement of the speed limit device.
He said by 2016, all imported vehicles in Nigeria must have speed limit device installed in them.