Know The Different Driver’s License Classifications In Nigeria

A Driver’s license is required for persons who wish to legally drive on Nigerian roads. Are you aware not having a driver license could lead to being penalized by the authorities and affect your ability to make a genuine motor insurance claim? Here are the different driver’s license classifications available in Nigeria:

CATEGORYCLASSCOLOUR
MotorcycleAGreen
PrivateB, D, F, JBlue
CommercialC, E, G, HRed
CLASS OF LICENSETYPE OF VEHICLE APPLICABLE
AFor persons authorized to ride motorcycles. You must be at least 18 years and it is valid for 3 years
BFor persons authorized to drive motor vehicles of at least 3 tonnes of weight other than a motorcycle and vehicles registered as a taxi, stage carriage, omnibus. You must be at least 18 years and it is valid for 3 years
CFor persons authorized to drive any motor vehicle of less than 3 tonnes weight other than a motorcycle, taxi, stage carriage, omnibus. You must be at least 18 years and it is valid for 3 years
DFor persons authorized to drive any motor vehicle of less than 3 tonnes weight other than a motorcycle, taxi, stage carriage, omnibus but excluding an articulated vehicle or a vehicle drawing a trailer. You must be at least 18 years and it is valid for 3 years
EFor persons authorized to drive any motor vehicle of less than 3 tonnes weight other than a motorcycle but excluding an articulated vehicle or a vehicle drawing a trailer. You must be at least 18 years and it is valid for 3 years
FFor persons authorized to drive agricultural machines, tractors and track laying vehicles. You must be at least 18 years and it is valid for 3 years
GFor persons authorized to drive articulated vehicles. You must be at least 18 years and it is valid for 3 years
HFor persons authorized to drive earth moving vehicles. You must be at least 18 years and it is valid for 3 years
JSpecial for physically handicapped persons, one eyed, one armed or with specially fitted gadgets on vehicle. You must be at least 18 years and it is valid for 3 years

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Acknowledgment

The author would like to thank and acknowledge the contributions made by Adebiyi Muhammed, a Team Lead, Schemes and Retail with YOA Insurance Brokers Limited in their Lagos office. He can be reached at muhammed.adebiyi@yoainsurance.com.