The Federal Government has approved the increase in fees to be paid by motorists to obtain drivers license and new number plates across the country.
The revised rates was disclosed by the Joint Tax Board (JTB) in a letter addressed to the 36 State Governors across the country dated July 30, 2021, stating that the review will be part of the measures to increase revenue for the country.
The government through the Joint Tax Board approved that drivers’ licenses for three years and five years would cost N10,350 and N15,450 respectively as against the previous rate which was N6, 450, and N10, 450.
It also announced that for standard private number plates and commercial number plates amongst others, now costs N18,750 as against the previous rate which was said to have been at N12, 000.
“The new rates for standard private number plates and standard commercial number plates is now N18,750 while driving licence for three years and five years will cost N10,350 and N15,450 respectively” the letter read in part.
The Board further directed all State Boards of Internal Revenue to ensure strict adherence to the newly approved rates beginning from August 1st, 2021.
Confirming the directives on Tuesday, 3rd August, 2021, the General Manager, Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency (MVAA), Lape Kilanko, said that the approval was conveyed in a letter issued by the JTB on 30th July 2021 and was addressed to the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
She also noted that the letter was forwarded to the 36 State Governors to ensure uniformity across the country, Kilanko said that the Lagos State Government would comply with the directives on sale of vehicle number plates and issuance of drivers’ licenses.