If you have been driving around in a tinted glassed car, without proper permit from the Nigerian Police, please stop and think again.
You risk being arrested for contravening the law. More so, for security reasons, it is appropriate that your vehicle has proper permit, allowing you the use of a tinted glass, as it has been noticed over time, that tinted glassed vehicles are used to conceal weapons, banned substances or even hide wanted persons.
The good news is that tint permit is free, so if you must use one, feel free to obtain one through the right channel.
Exerpts from a press release by the Nigeria Police, urging Nigerians to stop paying for tint permits for their vehicles, dated September 8, 2015 says it all.
The police has urged citizens to report any officer who demands money from them for tint permit.This was disclosed on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, by Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole in Abuja.
“We are saying that if people were paying before, they should not do that any longer.”
“The police will not relent in their effort to carry out their duty. I just want to let you know that this current police administration will not condone any act of public disorder.”
Kolawole also said that the police would henceforth arrest all unauthorized persons using vehicle sirens in the country.
So with this in mind, what do you do to obtain a tint permit for your car? Here is how to apply:
PROCESS OF OBTAINING A PERMIT
1. Fill the Application form on the right to obtain an Application ID.
2. Complete the Application Process by Login in with email provided and the Application ID shown below.
3. Complete the Bio-Data form when logged-in and provide the details of the Vehicle you want to obtain a Tinted Permit for.
4. Take the Print-out to any Police Command, to capture your biometrics and collection of your Tinted Permit Certificate.
5.For more information contact the Police on: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drive safely and be security conscious.
P.S: Please note that factory made tints, mostly on SUVs are exempted from this.