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FRSC disowns Kano ‘Chip Whip’ number plate

Valentine Chinyem

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has denied issuing the number plate with the wrongly spelt “CHIP WHIP” {instead of ‘Chief Whip’} as seen on a vehicle which allegedly belong to the Kano State House of Assembly.

This was contained in a statement released by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem.

According to the statement, there is no truth in the posts on social media which claimed that the FRSC issued the number plate to the Kano State House of Assembly.

“We wish to state categorically that the said number plate did not originate from any of the FRSC number plate production centres, neither was it issued by the corps.

“We are, therefore, making it abundantly clear to members of the public that FRSC as the lead agency in road traffic management and safety administration in the country, has nothing to do with the said number plate as some people are insinuating on some social media platforms.

“For the avoidance of doubt, FRSC with its International Quality Management certification (ISO 9001: 2008) has rigorous quality procedures for producing and issuing any of its security documents which makes the possibility of such obvious grammatical errors on any of its licences impossible..”

More so, he added that the FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, had ordered the Sector Commander of Kano State to investigate the origin of the non genuine number plate with a view to bringing the perpetrators of the illegal act to book.

FRSC field commands across the country have also been alerted over the development with directive to clamp down on producers and issuers of fake number plates.

Meanwhile, the Kano State House of Assembly has also denied the vehicle bearing the wrongly spelt ‘Chief Whip’ plate number, saying it does not belong to them.