The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has disowned a misspelled customized number plate, bearing “Chip Whip” instead of Chief Whip.
The misspelled number plate has caused a social media storm, with many commentators blaming FRSC for allowing it to pass the rigours of quality control.
The SUV is the official car of the Chief Whip of Kano House of Assembly, Ayuba Durum.
But a statement by the spokesman for the corps, Bisi Kazeem, said the number plate in question was not produced by FRSC.
“The attention of FRSC has been drawn to the above number plate with wrong spelling of CHIP WHIP instead of CHIEF WHIP.
“We wish to inform the general public that this particular number plate was not produced by FRSC and could not have been from us as a lead agency of elites in traffic management, we are therefore clarifying clearly of our not having anything to do with the said plate as it is been insinuated in certain social media platforms.
“Furthermore, the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has directed the Sector Commander of Kano to investigate the origin of the purported fake number plate and thereafter bring the perpetrators to book while ordering all field commands to clampdown on fake number plates,” Mr Kazeem added.