Simon Utebor, Yenagoa
The Bayelsa State Government has warned motorists against the abuse of tinted glasses and covering of the number plates of their vehicles.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Mr Boma Spero-Jack, gave the warning in a statement in Yenagoa, the state capital, on Saturday.
He said it was illegal and against public interest for anybody to cover the number plate of their vehicle without authorisation by relevant agencies.
Spero-Jack stressed that it was not in the general interest to allow an uncontrolled covering of vehicle number plates in the state.
He also cautioned motorists against the uncontrolled use of tinted glasses in their vehicles.
He advised motorists with genuine needs to tint the glasses of their vehicles to approach the police authorities to get the necessary permit.
Spero-Jack said the government would not allow unauthorised use of tinted glasses, which he noted was considered an impediment to its bid to ensure the protection of the citizens against those plotting crimes in the society.
He stated, “It has come to the attention of the Bayelsa State Government that motorists have resorted to covering of their number plates in the state.
“This is done without authorisation from the relevant security agencies. We are all aware of the grave implication of covering of number plates by unauthorised persons.
“The government is therefore urging all those involved in this dangerous habit to stop it henceforth as deliberate actions will be taken to see to the prevention of the abuse of the covering of number plates in our state.”
He added, “Similarly, we have observed a noticeable increase in the use of vehicles with tinted glasses by unauthorised people. Those who have the need to be given the privilege to use tinted glasses on their vehicles may contact the Nigeria Police.
“The state government has a responsibility to protect the good people of Bayelsa, whose rights to security and safety have come under threat by the indiscriminate use of tinted glasses in vehicles and the unauthorised coverage of number plates. The public is advised to take this observation and advise seriously.”
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.
Contact: the[email protected]