Lagos State Government launches new platform to verify authenticity of number plates

As part of the plans to curb unnecessary harassment of motorists and also ensure the proper verification of the authenticity of number plates issued by the State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency, the government has launched a dedicated platform through which motorists and law enforcement agencies can henceforth confirm the issued by the Agency. This development is in line with the Smart City initiative of the Lagos State Government.


According to General Manager of MVAA, Lagos, Lateef Lawal, who spoke on the new development, the platform,, was launched in order to eradicate the unnecessary harassment of licensees by officials of the Nigerian Police, Federal Road Safety Corps and other security agencies.


Lawal stressed that the situation became worrisome and embarrassing to the State Government and its clients when incessant reports, calls, SMS, e-mails and visits from licensees became rampant that vehicles duly registered with Lagos State number plates were being impounded by FRSC and other security officials.


He however enjoined residents, particularly car owners, FRSC and security agencies to visit the MVAA’s website at to verify the authenticity of number plates issued by the MVAA.


In his words, “the site is easy to navigate, once logged in, type in the number plate and wait for the confirmation of the details of the vehicle.”


Lawal however enjoined motorists to comply with driving rules and make sure that their vehicle particulars are up-to-date in order to avoid being penalized by the authorities.

MASSOB launches Its Own Vehicle/Drivers Licences, Currency

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has launched new Biafran currency, number plates for vehicles and drivers’ licence for the people of the South-East zone.

The MASSOB leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, who spoke through the organisation’s Information Coordinator for Onitsha, Mr. Charles Igbokwe, said the new Biafran vehicle plate numbers, drivers’ licence and new currency were launched yesterday, in a colourful ceremony in Owerri, Imo State capital.

Chief Uwazuruike explained that the idea of Biafrans having their own vehicle plate numbers, drivers’ license and new currency, was aimed at encouraging Ndigbo and indeed, Biafrans, to come together and work together to develop the South-East part of the country.

He said it is the right of all transporters and private car owners, who are from the South-East to update their vehicle licences, adding that the programme also covers drivers of commercial tricycles and motorcycles.

“Now, it is the right of all Biafrans, all transporters, private motor owners and Okada riders to avail themselves of this opportunity to update their particulars. We also use the period of the registration exercise to call on all the traditional rulers and president generals of town unions to help educate their people on the need to get abreast with the new Biafran currency and other programmes,” he said.

He further disclosed that the opportunty to pay Income Tax was now available for everybody within the areas under the control of MASSOB.

On the Biafran currency, the MASSOB leader said the money was already in circulation throughout the ‘Biafran states’, adding that from the time of the launch of the new currency, the money would be available in all the banks across the geo-political zone.

Credit: Daily Sun