National drivers licence now valid for five years

The Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency (MVAA) has announced a new validity period of five years for the National Drivers’ License, noting however that the choice is optional.

The General Manager of the Agency, Mr. Lateef Lawal, who disclosed this, said the decision was taken at the 134th Meeting of the Federal Road Safety Commission’s Joint Tax Board in order to ease off the renewal/reissue process of the Driver’s License.

Speaking further, the General Manager lauded the initiative and maintained that with the new feature, applicants have the opportunity to either select the option of three (3) or five (5) year validity period, adding that applicants who are unable to complete the processing within a specific time now have an extended period for renewing the license.

While emphasising that this initiative is also aimed at improving on service delivery and ensuring that the service is readily available to all applicants, Lawal affirmed that processing fees remain at six thousand, three hundred and fifty naira (N6, 350) for the three-year period and ten thousand, three hundred and fifty naira (N10, 350) for five year option, inclusive of bank charges.

The General Manager however urged intending applicants to patronize only accredited driving schools following which an e-certificate will be issued to commence the process of obtaining a driver’s licence.

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