The Nasarawa State Internal Revenue Service (NSIRS), on Monday began the clamped down on owners of motorcycles, vehicles and tricycles who refused to registered.
The Executive Chairman of the Nasarawa NSIRS, Ahmed Yakubu, disclosed this during the enforcement exercise in Lafia, the state capital.
He said that the exercise was aimed at securing both vehicles, motorcycles and tricycles by getting them properly registered for easy tracking when stolen, apart from generating revenue for the state.
Yakubu explained that: “The reason why we embark on this exercise is that we noticed that quite a large number of both vehicles, motorcycles and tricycles owners operating in Nasarawa state have either no required registration papers nor plate numbers and this is not proper. So it behooves on the government to do the needful by ensuring the owners get them properly registered.
“This exercise will also assist the security agents to track any vehicle, motorcycle and tricycle easily in the event it is stolen. Once you input the chassis number or registration into our portal the information about the vehicle or motorcycle or Keke will be there and in the event it is stolen and taking somewhere to be registered it can easily be tracked.”
The Executive Chairman who expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance during the enforcement exercise, said many defaulters had been apprehended, reiterating that the exercise would continue across the state.
Yakubu disclosed that government had held a meeting with officials of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Okada Riders Association and Tricycles Association including religious bodies in the state to inform them of government intension before the enforcement exercise.