Enugu state government has banned the unauthorized use of vehicle tinted glasses in the state, with effect from September 4,2023.
This was contained in the statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Chidi Onyia, and made available to newsmen in Enugu on August 7,2023.
The statement read in full:
“In line with its determination to combat the nefarious activities of kidnappers and other criminal elements, the Enugu State Government hereby bans the unauthorised use of vehicle tinted glasses in the state.
“The ban shall take effect after four (4) 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 7th June 2021, sufficient time to have them removed or replaced (if they are factory fitted), in accordance with the provisions of the law.
“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”, he said.