The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Osun issued 1,389 driver’s licences to motorists in the state between June and July.
Mr Muhammad Husaini, the States Sector Commander of FRSC, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Osogbo.
He said that the figure comprised new licences and upgraded ones.
According to Husaini, information on procurement of new licences had been uploaded into FRSC’s database and it is only the commission that can issue licences.
He warned motorists against patronising middleman or touts, saying the commission had not authorised anyone to act on its behalf.
“Any driver’s licence procured without the bearer going to the commission’s office for physical image capturing and provision of bio-data is not authentic,’’ he said.
He advised drivers to get information on procurement and upgrading of licences from the commission’s website.
He warned that anyone caught using a fake driver’s licence would be apprehended and made to face the wrath of the law.