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Nigerian Police Force to Lift Ban on Tinted Glass Permits With Stringent Measures

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The Nigeria Police Force has announced plans to lift the ban on tinted glass permits for vehicles following a comprehensive review of the issuance process.

Initially imposed in June 2022 as a proactive measure to bolster national security and combat criminal activities associated with tinted glasses, the ban is now slated for reconsideration.

A statement released on Thursday by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, outlined the upcoming measures.

The statement read in part:

“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.

“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.

It also detailed that ICT Analysts and Enforcement Officers nationwide will undergo extensive training on February 29, 2024, in preparation for the resumption of tinted glass permit issuance. It noted that the training session will equip them with the necessary skills to regulate permit registration, address public complaints, 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 statement emphasized.

The statement further outlined the key features of the proposed tinted glass permit, stating:

“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,” It added.

ACP Adejobi reiterated the Nigeria Police Force’s commitment to prioritizing public safety while safeguarding individual rights and national security interests through this strategic approach.

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