Lagos begin issuing of international driver’s permit

Lagos begin issuing of international driver’s permit


Fatimah Idera

The Lagos State Government begin the issuance of International Driver’s permit, effective from this month, December 2022

In a statement made by the director of the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) in Lagos, Akin-George Fashola said all stakeholders had been engaged while finalising the issuing process.

The director made the announcement while receiving Abdulhafiz Toriola, the transport ministry’s permanent secretary, who was on an official visit to the VIS’s Ojodu, Lagos, headquarters.

He explained that international vehicle certificates and driver’s licenses were issued in accordance with international regulations.

He stated that the permit had a class or description and an inspection of the vehicle, as required by section 326 (U) of the 2018 Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL).

Mr. Fashola added that privately registered vehicles manufactured within five years would be exempt from the VIS’s mandatory computerized routine inspection.

“Also, all that will be required from the owners of such vehicles is to obtain an exemption certificate from the VIS, according to schedule 1, section 326 (10) of the State’s TSRL, 2018, noting that pre-registration inspections (Auto Vin) would have recorded such vehicles for exemption.The exclusion is one way to keep the state’s computerized vehicle inspection centers from getting too full of vehicles.”


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