Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it did not produce or issue a number plate bearing ‘CHIP WHIP’ used by the chief whip of Kano state house of assembly.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Bisi Kazeem, the corps public education officer, said the number plate “did not originate from any of the FRSC number plate production centres, neither was it issued by the Corps”.
He said the agency could not have made such a grammatical error owing to its rigorous quality-assurance procedure in producing and issuing licences.
“For the avoidance of doubt, FRSC with its international quality management certification (ISO 9001: 2008) has rigorous quality procedures for producing and issuing any of its security documents which makes the possibility of such obvious grammatical errors on any of its licences an impossibility,” Kazeem said.
“We are therefore making it abundantly clear to members of the public that FRSC as the lead agency in road traffic management and safety administration in the country has nothing to do with the said number plate as some people are insinuating on some social media platforms.”
He said Boboye Oyeyemi, the corps marshal, asked the sector commander of Kano to investigate the origin of the purported number plate and punish the perpetrators.
Oyeyemi was also said to have asked all field commands across the country to be vigilant and clampdown on producers and issuers of fake number plates.