Types of Number Plate in Nigeria and their main associate

Types of number plate in nigeria

Types of number plate in nigeria

I know you are surprised because you never had a clue of the types of number plate in Nigeria. It is good to learn new thing by the way, that is why we source for this great article and where each number plates are mostly associated under our edutorial to enlighten you.

Since inception, Nigeria has used 4 car number plates. We finally settled for the current one in 2011, which was introduced in 1992.

Currently, there are 11 types of number plates in Nigeria. They look different from each other – varying color background, lettering, and the likes. Also, each of these number plates represents something or someone.

Today, let’s find out the meaning of different valid types of number plates in the country and where they are mostly associated.

  1. SPECIAL/FANCY NUMBER PLATES

 

  • Background – White
  • Lettering – Green

Nigeria celebrities number plate

Most celebrities in Nigeria prefer this type of number plate, i.e it is mostly associated with Nigerian celebrities

2. MASS TRANSIT NUMBER PLATE

  • Background – White
  • Lettering – Red

Mass transit and bus number plate

Mass Transit, Commercial vehicles & School Buses all have red letters on white background

3. PRIVATE NUMBER PLATE 

  • Background – White
  • Lettering – Blue

This is the most common types of number plates in Nigeria. You can see them around whenever you hit the road.

4. SCHOOL BUS NUMBER PLATE

  • Background – White
  • Lettering – Red

School bus number plate

This type of number plate is similar to Mass Transit number plates. Both feature red letters on the white background.

However, many current school number plate designs trace back to 1980s.

5. GOVERNMENT NUMBER PLATE

  • Background – White
  • Lettering – Green

Government number plate

This is only similar to special/fancy number plate in background and lettering color, there is a standard “FG” tag in the numbering which differentiate them from fancy number plate. 

6. COMMERCIAL NUMBER PLATE

  • Background – White
  • Lettering – Red

This type of number plates can be seen in commercial buses, which happens to be a kind of mass transit. That’s why it adopts similar type of design: white background and red letters.

7. ARMED FORCES/PARAMILITARY NUMBER PLATE

  • Background – White
  • Lettering – Black

Armed forces number plate

Keep your distance and comport yourself anytime you see this type of number plate.

8. DIPLOMATIC NUMBER PLATE

This type of number plate is sub divided into three (3) parts. See them below:

a). CORPS DIPLOMAT

  • Background – Neon Purple
  • Lettering – White

diplomatic number plate

The most frequenly seen diplomatic plate is the one with purple background and white letters.

b). CORPS CONSULATE

  • Background – Brown
  • Lettering – White

c). CORPS TECHNIQUE

  • Background – Navy Blue
  • Lettering – White

 

9. TEMPORARY NUMBER PLATE

  • Background – Black
  • Lettering – White

Special task forces number plate

Special task forces from the Nigerian Police Force are commonly associated with this type of number plate.

 

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