Lagos to Begin Issuance Of Driver’s Licence soon, Says commissioner
LAGOS State Government may begin the issuance of driver’s licence soon, the Commissioner for Transportation Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said yesterday.
Speaking during his first interactive session with reporters, held at the ministry’s boardroom, the commissioner said the new licence was the outcome of years of engagement between the state government and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
Oladeinde, accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Kamaldeen Olowosago, and other top management officers, said a reviewed Lagos State Transportation Policy was ready and might be unveiled by the governor next month.
He said the state, with over two million vehicles, accounted for above national average of vehicles per kilometre, a development which made managing transportation in the state a bit complex and required deliberate planning.
Oladeinde said the Sanwo-Olu administration was determined to reform the transportation sector and ensure that small passenger vehicles, (popularly called danfos), were taken off the road and replaced by more comfortable and affordable mass transit buses that could take in more passengers.