The Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) has earned recognition as one of the most e-government-compliant agencies in Nigeria.
During a conversation with our Reporters, Dr. Bello AbdulLaleef, the Director of DRTS, we disclosed this recognition. Dr. AbdulLaleef conveyed this information through Mr. Auwalu Mohammed, the Head of Information Communications Technology.
The Director highlighted that DRTS achieved this recognition by successfully attaining all four levels of the e-government master plan of the Federal Government of Nigeria. These four levels of e-governance encompass Government to Citizens, Government to Businesses, Government to Employees, and Government to Government.
Dr. AbdulLaleef emphasized that the Federal Government’s Master Plan serves as a roadmap for adopting e-government best practices by all Federal Government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).
He noted, “Digitizing government services and information will save time, and money, remove bureaucratic bottlenecks in administrative processes, and reduce paperwork.”
Under Dr. AbdulLaleef’s leadership, DRTS has made significant strides by making some of its services accessible to the public, such as through the DRTS Self-Service portal (https://selfservicefctevreg.com).
In a related development, the Directorate has ceased the registration of commercial motorcycles (commonly known as Okada riders) in the Federal Capital Territory due to restrictions imposed on them since 2006.
The Director pointed out that requiring motorcycle riders to register would imply legalizing their activities, especially in the city centre. He stressed that wearing a crash helmet is mandatory for all dispatch riders in FCT, and anyone violating this order will have their motorcycle impounded until the stipulated fines are paid.
Dr AbdulLaleef urged the public to avoid road accidents by obeying traffic laws and regulations.