The Federal Road Safety Corps has initiated a driving licence reciprocity scheme to enable Nigerians moving to the United States and some European countries with valid national driving licence to drive right -hand vehicles without taking a fresh driving course.

Disclosing this in Abuja on Monday during a courtesy call on the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Chairman , Abike Daniel – Erewa, the Assistant Corps Commandant of the FRSC , Owoechukwu Chukwuna , also said the FRSC would partner NIDCOM to fast-track the driving licence application process for Nigerians abroad upon their arrival in the country.

Chukwuna said the partnership was aimed at creating a hitch- free process for Nigerians Diaspora to obtain their driving licence during their stay in Nigeria.

A statement by NIDCOM media officer , Gabriel Odu, stated that the commission ’ s Secretary , Dr Yakubu Bassi , while receiving the FRSC delegation , described the visit as timely.

The secretary gave assurances of the commission ’ s support to the FRSC in the areas of public enlightenment on road safety adherence.

He suggested that the FRSC could organise in- house training for NIDCOM staff on safe driving as part of its corporate social responsibility.

The statement read, “The FRSC has established the Reciprocity Scheme in the US , some European countries and other countries , to afford Nigerians moving abroad, with valid national driving licence the ability to drive cars (using the right – hand side ) abroad without reapplying for another driving course . ”