The Lagos State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Hyginus Omeje, has said 56,767 driving licences have yet been collected by their owners.

Omeje, who stated this on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, urged the owners of the licences to collect them as the command would soon embark on a programme tagged,  ‘Operation show your driving licence’ throughout the state.

He said, “We are embarking on this assignment so that motorists will come to our office to collect their driving licences.

“We have no backlog of new driving licences in Lagos State.

“There are 56,767 licenses yet to be collected by their owners.

“We have sent SMS to their owners that their licences are ready for collection but they ignored responding to our messages.”

Omeje frowned on the attitude of some road users driving without valid licences, saying such licences remained the only certification to drive on the road.

According to him, any driver arrested for driving without a valid licence, will pay a fine of  N10,000 and the offender must produce the licence within 24 hours.

Omeje said if after 24 hours such offender could not produce a valid licence, the vehicle of such offender would be impounded.