The House of Representatives on Thursday raised an eight-member committee to investigate alleged production, issuance and circulation of fake number plates in the country.
The committee which is headed by the Minority Whip, Samson Osagie (ACN-Edo), is to submit its report in a month.
The resolution followed a motion by Rep. Albert Sam-Tsokwa (PDP-Taraba), Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business.
Leading the debate, Tsokwa alleged that there had been massive production, distribution and sale of fake number plates across the country.
The House on Nov.15, 2011, passed a resolution urging the FRSC to stop the implementation of the policy on new number plates, but the motion was disregarded.
The legislator maintained that the sale and circulation of the number plates was a major security threat to the nation.
“The fake number plates have introduced a new dimension to the security challenges in the country.
He said that the FRSC and Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) had denied knowledge of the source of such plates.
The Minority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila (ACN-Lagos), said that there was no need for debate on the motion since the House had taken a decision on it.
Rep. Patrick Ikahriale (PDP-Edo) said the house should find out why the FRSC had refused to suspend the sale of the number plates.
In another motion, the House mandated the Committee on Power to investigate the non-implementation of the act establishing the Hydroelectric Power Areas Development Commission (HPADEC).
Leading the debate, Rep. Ibrahim Ebbo (PDP-Niger) noted that in spite of the N350 million allocated to the commission in 2011, no action had been taken by the implementing ministry.
He said that the non-implementation of the Act was capable of causing disaffection between the Executive and the Legislature, adding that it had also exposed the people of the affected states to untold hardship, poverty and loss of property.
Femi Gbajabiamila described the non-implementation as an issue of non compliance and should be treated as such.
Rep. Jerry Manwe (PDP-Taraba) who accused the executive of selective implementation of acts, insisted on full implementation of the Act.
“The executive seems to implement acts favourable to them” he said.
The Minority Whip suggested the consolidation of other critical acts that have not been implemented.