- Samson Omale
Inspector General of Police Back track On Tinted Glass Permit
The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba, says all existing vehicle tinted glass permits duly issued by the Nigeria Police Force remain valid.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
Mr. Mba said the clarification followed public enquiries emanating from the announcement of the suspension of issuance of new tinted permits by the I-G on Monday.
He said the suspension would remain in force pending the release of a new protocol that would regulate the issuance of the permits for vehicle owners and operators in the country.
The FPRO said the move was part of efforts to streamline the process of issuance and usage in line with the provisions of the Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Tinted Glass) Act.
He said the Act was explicit on conditions for the use of vehicles with tinted glasses in Nigeria.
The Force Public Relations Officer said it was to address security challenges associated with the use of tinted glasses by criminal elements who hide under the cover of tinted vehicles to carry out their nefarious activities.