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Lagos Bans Vehicle Number Plates From Other States

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Oct 4, 2012 – Lagos Bans Vehicle Number Plates From Other States

Effectively immediately, the Lagos State Government has announced the ban of vehicle number plates from other Nigerian states.

People with private number plates are to modify it to reflect the fact that they’re living in Lagos State.

Mr Gbolahan Toriola, the Vehicle Inspection Officer Director said the move is aimed at achieving safety and security standards as specified in the new road traffic law.

Here is what he said:

“There is nothing wrong in bringing commercial buses from other states. But if you must use it in Lagos, you have to change the colour and re-register it with us so that we have your information in our database

“This is a standard procedure. As a matter of fact, it you have lived in a state for about three months, you are no longer a visitor and therefore you must change your number plate to reflect the state. It is done in America and other developed nations.

“Of course, this provision did not affect inter-state vehicles carrying passenger from other state. But we don’t expect them to pick or drop passengers at every bus stop. There are dedicated bus stops and parks for inter-state vehicles. If they violate this and we get them, they will face our law.

“You must put waste basket in your buses; there must be first aid box; you must carry extra tyres. These are what our law stipulates.” (punchng)

Passengers drivers are to apply for special marshal status at the transportation ministry office.

Drivers are advised to comply with the new law for security and safety.



  1. ogunkanmi tunde

    October 4, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    that’s very good.that wil wane the crime rate in the state

  2. Adeyemi Olusegun Michael

    October 4, 2012 at 1:48 PM


  3. Akaluso David

    October 4, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Dats kul

  4. Obadoni Nelson

    October 4, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Nice and good, hw I wish we can have a good governor like FASHOLA in Delta state.

  5. Samuel Akinnubi

    October 4, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    It a good plan for Lagos state but can we cope.

  6. Engr majeed

    October 4, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    9ice job 4m a wise governor.Fashola ride on

  7. Chekwas36

    October 4, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    It’s not fair at all.dis is one Nigeria 4 Christ has d right 2 choose any state numba he likes provided it’s in Nigeria.indirectly u’re trying 2 create- Republic of Lagos.

  8. avb

    October 5, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Shut up dere@nelson if u dnt hve anytin to say dnt speak @ǎ̜̣̍ℓℓ dis is a very stupid idea wat is fashola trying to do? Stop crime rate? Impossible. Nigeria governors jst wake up in d mornin and decide on making useless laws

  9. Bolalove

    October 5, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    This is a very stupid idea. Does it mean dat if som1 is to visit his/her friend or relative in Lagos for a cople of months, he or she is to change his or her state plate number to dat of Lagos State? Madness of the highest order! This should not be passed as law,’cos it will not make any change. Besides, we are one Nigeria.Other state governor shuld pls don’t make this as a law, as it can cause a whole lot of confusion in the country as a whole.****my piece of advice******

  10. Chikelue Fidelis

    October 6, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    I don't think this is neccesary, Nigeria is one. One should be allowed to have the plate number of his choice and have it use anywhere in Nigeria without molestation of any kind. Unless if lagos is nolonger part of this nation.

  11. Adebayo Abdulraf

    October 7, 2012 at 2:06 AM

    Fashola and agbero politics, am sure he is awear he is giving the boys the signal to start molesting drivers in Lagos.

  12. Olowo lawrence

    October 7, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    What kind of policy is fasola trying to introduce into this nation. He should realise that lagos is just a state in Nigeria. He should not set a bad precedent.

  13. Ezenwa G.

    October 16, 2012 at 3:06 AM

    Our thoughts alwas go on how to rip the common man. FRSC has said that the essence of the new plate number is to identify the number with the owner of the vehicle and NOT the vehicle. If you sell the vehicle, you do NOT sell the number with the vehicle; you retain your number. By the time I visit 36 states of Nigeria, I would have retained 36 numbers bearing vertually ther same information. What a multiple dupilication!!!

    Eze G.

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