The Nigerian government generated over N26.2bn from the issuance of National Drivers Licenses in 2022, The PUNCH findings has shown.
Analysis of the Federal Road Safety Corps’ Statistical Digest for the four quarters in 2022 obtained by The PUNCH revealed that a total of 1,007,948 NDLs were produced.
The average price of a driver’s license in 2022 for 3 and 5 years validity for both new and renewal in Nigeria cost N26, 000.
The PUNCH gathered that a new driver’s license, valid for 3 years, costs N30, 000, while the renewal costs N17, 000. A 5-year license costs N35, 000, and its renewal costs N22, 000.
The Corps’ report for the four quarters encompasses data from all the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
In the first quarter of 2022, the FRSC produced 143,686 licenses while 333,752 units were produced in the second quarter.
The third quarter recorded the production of 272,324 licenses, a substantial figure albeit slightly lower than the preceding quarter while 258,186 licenses were produced in the last quarter, representing a drop of 5.2 percent.
In all, a total of 1,007,948 drivers’ licenses were produced in 2022. Analysis of production by states showed that Lagos recorded the production of 137,814 NDLs while FCT closely followed with 52,880 units.
Delta, Ogun, and Oyo achieved 60,527 units, 37,682 units, and 27,402 units, respectively.
Early in the year, the Directorate of Road Traffic Services in the FCT said it has over 15,000 drivers’ licenses yet to be collected by their owners while Oyo had 6,138 drivers’ licenses that were yet to be collected in the same period.