Edo govt meets transporters, agree on one-week notice for driver’s license renewal

By Isaac Olamikan

Edo State Government and leaders of the Edo State Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) have agreed on a one-week notice for drivers to renew their license and vehicle particulars, before commencement of enforcement for compliance.

The Chairman, Edo State Chapter of the NURTW, Comrade Chief Odion Olaye, in a statement after the meeting, said enforcement will now begin from Monday, August 15th, 2022.

He said the agreement was reached at the meeting between leaders of the union and the Edo State Commissioner for Transportation, Engr. Osasere M. Evbuomwan.

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“In the meeting, it was resolved that one week notice be given to commercial drivers in the state to renew their vehicle particulars and drivers’ license. Consequently, a special team will be set up by the state government to commence the implementation of the obtainance of vehicle particulars and drivers’ license.

“All commercial vehicle operators are expected to comply with the one-week notice to renew their vehicle particulars and driver’s license. From Monday August 15th, 2022, the enforcement team will swing into action,” he said.

Olaye commended the state government for extending the implementation of the arrest of commercial vehicle colour code defaulters in Edo State.

He added, “The deadline for all commercial vehicle operators to comply with the Edo state color code is now December 31st, 2022. From January 1st, 2023, any commercial vehicle not painted with Edo State color code will be arrested and prosecuted. “All commercial drivers are hereby advised to comply with this directive.”

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