The Commissioner of Police in Kwara State, Victor Olaiya, has urged motorists in the state to register their vehicles in the newly digitized Central Motor Registry (CMR) introduced by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
The step has been taken to address vehicle-related offenses and enhance overall security measures.
The CP emphasized the importance of enrolling vehicles in the CMR, particularly in tackling offenses such as car theft, car snatching, kidnapping, carjacking, and hit-and-run incidents.
These incidents are often associated with the use of unregistered vehicles and tinted glasses.
In a statement issued in Ilorin, Commissioner Olaiya outlined the types of vehicles that should be covered by this new policy, including Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), saloon cars, trucks, buses of all kinds, tricycles, and motorcycles, among others.
The digitized CMR offers various services to the public, such as requesting motor vehicle information, changing vehicle ownership, obtaining vehicle licenses and number plates, and updating vehicle chassis or body details, among other accessible services.
The implementation of the digital central motor registry brings several benefits to the general public.
These include enhanced security measures, more efficient law enforcement, deterrence of crime, expedited investigations, and overall national security.
Citizens can have greater confidence in the security of their vehicles as accurate and real-time vehicle information will aid in preventing and swiftly resolving vehicular crimes, ensuring the protection of their assets.
Commissioner Olaiya encouraged vehicle owners in Kwara State to take advantage of the opportunity to enroll their vehicles, including motorcycles and tricycles, in the digitized Central Motor Registry.
By doing so, they contribute to the collective effort of enhancing the security and safety of society as a whole.