Thursday, April 18, 2024

Nigeria Police To Lift Ban On Tinted Glass Permit

The Nigeria Police Force has announced a review and proposed the lifting of the ban on tinted glass, implementing stringent measures to prevent abuse and ensure strict adherence to guidelines.

According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the force plans to train ICT analysts and enforcement officers across the nation for effective compliance.

Titled: “Internal Security: Police Reviews Issuance Of Tinted Glass Permit; Trains Ict Analysts, Enforcement Officers Nationwide For Compliance,” Adejobi said that the proposed tinted glass permit will incorporate distinctive features aimed at enhancing enforcement efficiency and security.

The statement partly read: “In a bid 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.

“The ban was initiated due to widespread concerns regarding the role of tinted glass in aiding heinous crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery, the illegal transportation of firearms, human trafficking etc.

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“With the proposed lifting of the ban, stringent measures are being implemented to prevent abuse and ensure strict compliance with guidelines governing the issuance and use of tinted glass permits.”

The statement further noted that training of the ICT analysts and enforcement officers nationwide had been scheduled for February 29, 2024, as a prequel to the reopening of tinted glass permit issuance.

It further read, “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.

“It will focus on the intricacies of the new guidelines, emphasizing 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.

“The Nigeria Police Force remains committed to providing updates to the general public on the implementation of the reviewed process of tinted glass permit issuance, ensuring transparency and accountability in its efforts to maintain internal security.”

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