The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has extended deadline for the take-off of electronic issuance of licences to automate the licensing process nationwide.
The on-going re-validation of licences will affect Tinted Permit, Police Character Clearance and Firearm Licence, according to the law enforcement agency.
According to the Police, the exercise which was suppose to close on March 18, this year has now been extended to May 31, to enable members of the public seamlessly key into the electronic platform initiative of the Nigeria Police Force Central Information System (NCIS).
According to the police chief, the automated system is being introduced by the police to erase the practice of collecting fees to issue licenses to the members of the public by some policemen.
The Inspector-General of Police directed all State Commands Commissioners of Police to ensure that nobody is exploited and extorted on account of re-validating tinted permit, firearms license, and Police character certificate, as re-validation is free of charge.
He also warned that those who are yet to complete their automated license process are not subjected to unnecessary harassment and embarrassment by Policemen in their respective Commands.
In addition, the IGP reassured the public of the commitment of the Force to the provision of round-the-clock security for Nigerians nationwide.