- A Nigerian lady has shared a detailed thread on Twitter to help people avoid going against the law as car owners or drivers
- The thread was created after an experience by her client who was stopped by inspection officers
- Many Nigerians also shared their experiences about having the mentioned papers
A Nigerian lady with the Twitter handle @Chichi_Arinze has shared six different types of documents a person must have in their vehicles whenever they are stopped by inspection officers.
She said that she had to make a thread on the issue because a client of hers was stopped and had to call her.
Below are therefore the six different documents she listed:
1. Driver’s licence
She said that it is the first that would be asked for whenever a driver is stopped and the card’s expiry date is always checked.
2. Proof of ownership
This document, according to her, is issued by the Vehicle Inspection Office during one’s car registration among other papers.
She added that when one is buying a Nigerian used car, you need a photocopy of change of ownership form.
3. Insurance certificate
The lady revealed the document could be got with the sum of N5,000 from the National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria. She, however, advised Nigerians to get comprehensive insurance.
4. Certificate of roadworthiness
The document certifies that one’s vehicle is fit for the road. Its span is a year and is renewable afterwards.
5. Certificate of vehicle registration
This paper shows the vehicle is registered under Nigerian law. Like the certificate of roadworthiness, it is also renewed yearly.
6. Hackney permit
She stated that the paper only applies to commercial vehicles.
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions to her tweets:
"Omo, I get all these things, but my heart still dey skip beat when I see them for road."
"Lagosians need to understand it is not the job of LASTMA to stop you and check your car documents. LASTMA is strictly to control road traffic, that is their job and nothing else. I feel so sorry and angry when I see them pull over cars to check papers, like how and why."
"Also ensure the car tyres aren't expired. Some of them check."
"What if you bought Nigeria used car, can you drive without change of ownership?"
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that FRSC announced that the National Identification Number (NIN) will become a compulsory requirement for obtaining a driver's license, starting from the second quarter of 2021.
This was disclosed via a statement released by the FRSC spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem. Quoting the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, the FRSC image maker said the new development was in compliance with presidential directives.
Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at Legit.ng. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.