Police to Train Officers on Tinted Glass Permit Issuance

As part of efforts to enhance national security and curb criminal activities facilitated by the misuse of tinted glass, the Nigeria Police Force has concluded its review of the issuance of tinted glass permits, previously banned in June 2022.

In June 2021, Usman Baba, former inspector-general of police (IGP), ordered the suspension of the issuance of permits for tinted glasses and SPY number plates.

In a statement on Thursday, Muyiwa Adejobi, force spokesperson, said police authorities have concluded the review of issuance of tinted glass permits for vehicles.

Adejobi said the stringent measures and guidelines have been implemented ahead of the proposed lifting of the ban on the issuance of tinted glass permits.

The force spokesperson said information and communication technology analysts and enforcement officers will undergo training on February 29 as a “prequel to the reopening of tinted glass permit issuance”.

“The training will equip ICT analysts and enforcement officers with the necessary skills and knowledge to regulate the registration process, guide registrants on the use of the portal where required, attend to complaints from members of the public, and enforce compliance effectively,” the statement reads.

“It will focus on the intricacies of the new guidelines, emphasising the importance of maintaining a delicate balance between public safety and individual freedoms while safeguarding national security.

“The proposed tinted glass permit will incorporate distinctive features aimed at enhancing enforcement efficiency and security.

“These include a QR code linked to a central database for real-time verification, unique serial numbers correlated with vehicle and owner details, as well as a digital hologram ensuring authenticity and integrity, among other measures.

“It is crucial to highlight that the guidelines for the issuance of tinted permits and the use of tinted glass will strictly adhere to the provisions of the MOTOR VEHICLES (PROHIBITION OF TINTED GLASS) ACT 1991 and other relevant extant laws.

“This strategic approach underscores the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to prioritize public safety while upholding individual rights and national security interests.”

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