FG Imposes N1,000 Annual Fee On Motorists For Proof Of Ownership Certificate

Additionally, it would aid in the detection of car theft and facilitate the recovery of stolen vehicles.

By Johnson Atoukudu: 

The Nigerian government has implemented a yearly charge of N1,000 for motorists in the country to verify their Proof of Ownership Certificates. This information was announced by Abdulhafiz Toriola, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos Ministry of Transportation, on Tuesday.

Toriola revealed that obtaining this certificate would enable vehicle owners and the government to ensure the authenticity of all registered vehicles in the National Vehicle and Identification Scheme database. Additionally, it would aid in the detection of car theft and facilitate the recovery of stolen vehicles.

Toriola said, “The annual Proof of Ownership Certificate is in line with compliance with legal requirements fundamental to transparency, security and accountability within transportation network.

“To this end, the Federal Government has introduced the issuance of annual Proof of Ownership Certificate for all registered vehicles.

“This certificate will serve as official documentation of a vehicle’s legal owners upon successful completion of the necessary requirements and procedures.

“The POC will contain vital information, including the vehicle’s registration details, such as license number plate, model, year of manufacture in addition to the owner’s name and address.

“Having critically reviewed the challenges encountered in ensuring promotion of Safety and Security of lives and property through the issuance of POC nationally and especially in our dear State, the Joint Tax Board, in its communiqué issued at the end of the emergency meeting held on May 9, 2023, adopted and made a resolution that proof of ownership be issued to motorists on an annual basis nationwide.”

Starting from July 2023, as stated by Toriola, the collection of the Proof of Ownership Certificate fee from motorists will be initiated by Lagos State.

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