ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – In order to curb the menace of vehicle theft Nigeria, the Police Force has digitalized the Central Motor Registry Information System for seamless management of information of every motor vehicle and its ownership.
The Force headquarters informed that the digitalized CMRIS would effectively serve the purpose of obtaining additional information from members of the public about stolen vehicles.
It would also help to strengthen the stolen vehicles database to ensure that vehicles to be registered by the Central Motor Registry are not stolen and to aid investigation of stolen vehicles and vehicle-associated incidents.
This was announced by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Monday.
Adejobi said: “Sequel to the earlier commissioning of the rejuvenated CMR unit of the Nigeria Police Force and flag-off of the first phase (Stolen Vehicle Report Portal), a module in the digitalised CMRIS, by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, on December 7, 2022.
“The mandatory registration of vehicle information by the CMR since inception about seven decades ago, which was done manually and therefore fraught with some challenges, has now given way to the digitalised CMRIS for seamless management of information of every motor vehicle and its ownership.
“Owners of motor vehicles operating on Nigerian roads and members of the public are hereby notified that the new procedure for requesting for the Nigeria Police Force Central Motor Registry services, such as Motor Vehicle Information, Change of Ownership, Change of Engine/Chassis/Body, Change of Colour, International Motor Vehicle Certificate, International Drivers’ Permit, etc. is to create a profile on the CMRIS portal and apply for the desired service via https://cmris.npf.gov.ng/.”
Adejobi also noted that the IG had directed the discontinuation of manual processing and issuance of all CMR documents/certificates and a migration to the digitalized NPF CMR platform.