By Victor Duru
– A Nigerian man has generated mixed reactions with his claim about driving by road in the north
– He said that it is possible to drive a vehicle in the northern part of Nigeria for up to 20 years without a license
– While some corroborated his claim with an account of their experiences, others refuted it
A man has ignited a debate on social media after his stunning revelation about how driving in northern Nigeria works.
The man @UchePOkoye on Twitter claimed that it is very feasible to drive a vehicle in the north for up to 20 years without a driver’s license being required from you.
Reactions as Man Says Nigerians Can Drive Vehicle in the North Without License
Nigerians react as man claims one can go up to 20 years on roads in northern Nigeria without a license Photo Credit: @UchePOkoye, @olusogaowoeye
His tweet reads:
”You can drive a vehicle in the north for more than 20 years without a license.”
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Corroborating @UchePOkoye’s claim, another tweep @olusogaowoeye wrote:
“I have stayed in the North and have never seen car owners by fuel once. They just walk into any NNPC mega station, speak Hausa to the attendants and they get full tanks. FG pay for it as Quota System Fuel. And we Southerners own the Oyel.”
Both statements got Nigerians talking. Some shared their experiences as proof that @UchePOkoye’s claim is valid, others did likewise to debunk it.
“TRUTH I drove my first car for 2years without drivers licence or vehicle papers in Abuja and was never harrased by anyone.”
“Most northern taxi drivers in Abuja do not have Driver’s License, their car don’t have papers/or are expired, they don’t buy tickets etc, yet FRSC, VIO, Police don’t disturb them. But, you from another tribe, try it…”
@Chydec1 refuting both claims reacted:
“This is not true. I have lived in different parts of the North for over 12years, the VIO, Road safety and Police will harass the life out of you.
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“The harassment is the same like the south. Presently here in Abuja, every Thursday is VIO day, they will be in every corner.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a man said it is easier to bag a first-class in the north as he shared a northern university examination paper.
The man who claimed the exam is very simple for university students said that lecturers in the south are always after making life tough for people with advanced questions.
Many Nigerians came under his post with even far easier questions they claimed are from various higher institutions in the north.
It should, however, be noted that at the time of writing this report, Legit.ng could not verify if the examination paper is from the said school.