A total of 5,011,290 vehicles and personal licenses were registered in the 36 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja between 2013 to 2015, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by the statistical body, about 2,200,481 drivers licenses were processed within the period under review, while 1,868,730 and 942,079 plate numbers for vehicles and motor cycles were processed respectively across the country.
A breakdown of the statistics showed that in 2013 alone, 395,539 licenses were registered in the country and in 2014, 653,046 were also registered, while in 2015, a total of 1,151,906 licenses were registered across the federation.
Also, in 2013, a total of 1,004,469 plate numbers were processed in Nigeria with 234,667 motor cycles and in 2014, 560,987 and 418,417 plate numbers were also registered for vehicles and motor cycles respectively, whereas in 2015, 303,274 and 269,795 plate numbers were equally registered for vehicles and motor cycles respectively across the country.
From the entire statistics, Lagos state had the highest registration with 127,261 licenses in 2013, 225,284 in 2014 and 298,319 in 2015.
The FCT followed with 42,613 in 2013, 54,532 in 2014 and 106,946 in 2015.
The least state was Kebbi which recorded 1,274 licenses in 2013, 1349 in 2014 and 3,734 in 2015.
On the number of plate number registered by states, Lagos also led the pack with 359,071 vehicles and 5,020 registrations for both vehicles and motor cycles respectively in 2013.
The FCT similarly, trailed Lagos with 106,104 and 13 for vehicles and motor cycles respectively in 2013, 85,155 and 52,460 for vehicles and motor cycles in 2014 and 76,399 and 0 registration for vehicles and motor cycles in 2015 respectively.
The least state in plate number registration was Osun which registered only eight vehicles and 11,201 motor cycles in 2013 and Rivers that registered just seven motor cycles in 2015.
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