The Akwa Ibom State government has cautioned members of the public against using materials bearing the insignia of “UMO ENO” in any form to cover their vehicle number plates.
It added that illegal covering of vehicle number is against Sections 10 (4) (h) and 10 (4) (s) of the FRSC (Establishment) Act, 2007 as well as sections 36 and 39 of the National Road Traffic Regulations (NRTR) 2012.
These were contained in a press statement signed by the media team of Pastor Umo Eno and issued to journalists in Uyo on Tuesday.
It could be recalled ever since Governor Udom Emmanuel announced his Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources as his preferred successor, many persons, groups have gone ahead to use various materials bearing Umo Eno to cover their vehicle number plates to show their solidarity and support.
But the state government advised them to remove the insignia immediately to avoid being apprehended by law enforcement agencies, adding that culprits would be prosecuted in line with the extant laws.
According to the statement tagged, ‘IT IS ILLEGAL TO COVER YOUR VEHICLE NUMBER PLATE,” the government noted, “the Nigeria Police, Akwa Ibom State Command has drawn our attention to an evolving practice of motorists in Akwa Ibom State covering their number plates with materials bearing the insignia of “UMO ENO” in various forms.
“Members of the public are please advised to remove all forms of materials with “UMO ENO” insignia covering their vehicle number plates immediately to avoid being apprehended by law enforcement agencies.
“Illegal covering of number plates has both safety and security implication and the act goes against Sections 10 (4) (h) and 10 (4) (s) of the FRSC (Establishment) Act, 2007 as well as sections 36 and 39 of the National Road Traffic Regulations (NRTR) 2012.
While acknowledging the reception and support for Umo Eno’s governorship aspiration, the governor enjoined the supporters to comply by the rules and regulations.