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What You Must Know Before Repainting Your Car – Nigeria Police Reveals

Aliyu Giwa, a Nigerian Police Force Superintendent, has drawn residents’ attention to the laws and regulations governing car repainting in the country, which are detailed in the National Road Traffic Regulation, which has been in effect since 2012.

According to Anaedoonline.ng, the extremely competent and tech-savvy police officer, who is well-known for sharing security stories on social media, came to Twitter on Wednesday to educate Nigerians on the measures to follow before changing the color of their vehicles.

“Where the color of a car is to be changed, the owner should request for authorisation from the Authority,” Giwa said in a series of tweets.

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The regulation further uphold that “in Form MVA (Motor Vehicle Administration) 6 of Schedule 1 to these Regulations and unless such an application is approved, the owner of the vehicle shall be restrained from changing the color of the vehicle.”

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It added that a new vehicle licence shall be issued after payment of the fees prescribed to reflect the new colour of the vehicle and the old vehicle licence shall be withdrawn from the owner.

“Any alteration or change in the particulars of the vehicle shall be reflected in the registration book by the appropriate Authority,” the regulation stated.

It further states that “Where the colour of a vehicle is changed without due approval, the licence of such a vehicle shall become invalid & the owner of the vehicle has committed an offence under these Regulations and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of N3,000 or to imprisonment for a term of 6 months or both.”

 

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