Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has said that the original Driver’s License (DL) in the country costs N6,350 and can be obtained from any DL office by applicants after a bio-metric capturing.
Oyeyemi while speaking in Abuja on Tuesday at a one-day workshop organized by the commission for members of security agencies in the country on verification procedure of DL and number plates said authentic licenses were produced in all the licensing offices in the country and that the process was very easy to follow.
“Members of the public who give money and passport size photograph to anybody in order to collect driver’s license are doing disservice to themselves.
“Going through third party costs more money and produces fake license to unsuspecting applicants, which is an offence. Cost of original driver’s license is N6,350 and the applicant must go for biometrics at any licensing office across the country to obtain the license.
“This is safer and costs less compared to the ones that pay third party for driver’s license and at the end of the day, they will be apprehended for carrying fake license,” the corps marshal said.
Oyeyemi further warned that anyone found with a fake license would be prosecuted as it is a criminal offence.