By Martin Iyonguvihi
Benue State Internal Revenue Service (BIRS) is to embark on vehicles and motorcycles inspection within Benue State on 18th September, 2023.
The inspection which is a joint operation with the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) is aimed at enforcing registration of vehicles by the owners and ensure that they are up to date with their papers.
According to a statement released in Makurdi on Tuesday by the media assistant to the BIRS Chairman, Jacintha Benard, vehicle owners would be required to show their papers, adding that the operation, apart from security implications, will also increase revenue base of the state.
The statement read in part, “Benue State Internal Revenue Service under the leadership of the Acting Executive Chairman, Mr. Emmanuel Agema, has collaborated with Federal Road Safety Commission and Vehicle Inspection Officers to embark on operation show your papers for vehicle and motorcycle owners in the state.
“The joint operation which is to begin next week on 18th September 2023 is aimed at enforcing compliance from vehicle and motorcycle owners who refuse to register and renew their papers and ensure that their papers are up to date.
“Apart from security implications of this exercise, the operation will also boost revenue generation of the state which is necessary for infrastructural development, road constructions and the provision of other social amenities.
“During the operation, law enforcement agencies will be on ground to enforce compliance and ensure smooth operations. Similarly, a mobile court has been constituted to enhance due process of law and take appropriate actions against defaulters.
“The exercise shall be a continuous exercise which will last through the ember months and repeated at intervals to ensure that all vehicles and motorcycles are registered and renewed in the state. They shall be no compromises”.
According to the statement, the Chairman called on all vehicle owners who are yet to register their vehicles, to do the needful before the 18th of September.