The Enugu State government on, Monday, declared a ban on the use of unauthorised vehicles with tinted glasses in the state.
The ban, which is said to take effect from September 4, 2023, the government said was in line with the avowed determination and commitment of the Governor Peter Mbah administration to combat the nefarious activities of kidnappers and other criminal elements in the state.
The ban was contained in a public service announcement, issued on Monday, by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Chidiebere Onyia.
The statement partly read, “The ban shall take effect after four weeks of this notice, with consequent enforcement starting on Monday, September 4, 2023.
“This is to give owners of vehicles with tinted glasses, who did not obtain Police Tinted Permits before the suspension of its issuance by the Nigeria Police Force on June 7, 2021, sufficient time to have them removed or replaced if they are factory fitted, by the provisions of the law.”
It, however, warned that defaulting vehicles “shall be impounded by the enforcement taskforce and shall not be released to their owners until the tinted glasses are removed or replaced and the specified fines paid.
“It is important to reiterate that the ban is primarily aimed at curtailing the activities of criminals and to generally enhance the security and safety of the good people and residents of Enugu State.
“We, therefore, solicit the understanding and cooperation of the general public in this regard.”