220 Ex-Lawmakers, including Saraki, yet to return number plates-FRSC

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We’ve written to the clerk of the Nationwide Meeting to direct former lawmakers to return official quantity plates issued to them. We anticipate the clerk to succeed in out to them; we can’t get throughout to them ourselves

The Federal Highway Security Corps has requested former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and about 219 lawmakers who did not return to the Senate and Home of Representatives to return their official car quantity plates.

FRSC had requested the Clerk of the Nationwide Meeting, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, to retrieve the car identification plates from about 69 senators and 151 members of the Home of Representatives who did not return to the ninth Nationwide Meeting.

The FRSC Public Schooling Officer, Corps Commander Bisi Kareem, confirmed this to our correspondent in Abuja.

In keeping with PUNCH, Kareem mentioned, “We’ve written to the clerk of the Nationwide Meeting to direct former lawmakers to return official quantity plates issued to them. We anticipate the clerk to succeed in out to them; we can’t get throughout to them ourselves, that was why we wrote to the Nationwide Meeting about it.”

Forty-two of the senators misplaced out in October final yr at their events’ primaries whereas others had been defeated on the Nationwide Meeting elections.

Other than Saraki (Peoples Democratic Celebration, Kwara Central), others anticipated to return their official car quantity plates are Godswill Akpabio (All Progressives Congress, Akwa Ibom West); Nazif Gamawa (PDP, Bauchi); Rafiu Ibrahim (PDP, Kwara South); Tayo Alasoadura (APC, Ondo Central) and Yele Omogunwa (Ondo South), amongst others.

Requested in regards to the deadline for the return of the plates and sanctions for failure, Kazeem mentioned he wouldn’t communicate on that.

Findings have, nonetheless, proven that many former lawmakers and ex-officials had been nonetheless utilizing the official quantity plates.

The instant previous senator who represented Oyo South Senatorial District within the Eight Senate, Adesoji Akanbi, mentioned the senators who weren’t returning to the Nationwide Meeting, had been anticipated to return the quantity plates.

He mentioned, “The quantity plates have an expiry date, therefore there isn’t any foundation for holding on to it after June 2019 as a result of those that issued it mentioned it’s between 2015 and 2019.

“Though some could take away it and throw it away for file functions, it’s higher to return it to the Nationwide Meeting administration which distributed them to us.”

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