Internal Security: Police Reviews Issuance Of Tinted Glass Permit


The Nigeria Police Force high command on Thursday, February 22, 2024, said it has concluded its review of the issuance of tinted glass permits that was previously banned in June 2022.

The Police said 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.

The Force also said that this strategic approach underscores its commitment to prioritize public safety while upholding individual rights and national security interests.

The Police said this was in a bid to enhance national security and curb criminal activities facilitated by the misuse of tinted glass.

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.

These were contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi in which he explained that 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.

ACP Adejobi said that ICT Analysts and Enforcement Officers nationwide will undergo a comprehensive training scheduled for February 29, 2024, as a prequel to the reopening of tinted glass permit issuance.

According to Adejobi; “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,” he said.

Adejobi said that 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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