- The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba, has given updates on existing tinted car permits and SPY number plates in the country.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has said that all existing tinted car permits, which were duly issued by the Nigeria Police Force, remain valid.
The Police Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, made this known via a statement.
The police spokesperson noted that the IGP further directed the retrieval of SPY number plates from unauthorized users.
The latest development is coming less than four days after the IGP suspended the issuance of tinted glass permits and SPY number plates to individuals.
“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has affirmed that all existing vehicle tinted glass permits, duly issued by the Nigeria Police Force, remain valid.
“This clarification is coming on the heels of public inquiries following the announcement of the suspension of issuance of new tinted permits by the IGP during the meeting with Senior Police Officers at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
“The suspension, which is a temporary measure, will remain in force pending the release of a new protocol that would regulate the issuance of tinted permits for vehicle owners and operators in the country,” the statement read in part.
Baba further directed that existing SPY number plates must be used by authorized users for their purposes and vehicles specified by law.
The IGP noted that the issuance of new SPY number plates remains on hold pending the release of a new protocol that would guide its issuance and usage in the country.
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