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, www.lsmvaapvs.org, 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 www.lsmvaapvs.org 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.