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Types Of Car Plates Number In Nigeria And What They Signify

Types Of Car Plates Number In Nigeria And What They Signify
There are up to 11 types of number plates in Nigeria, which indicate different classes of people riding in the car. Check the information below to see whether you can guess the rank of driver in front of you next time you go on road!

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, brought to you by Brtshadow.com

1. Special/ Fancy number plates

  • Background – White
  • Lettering – Blue

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Most celebrities in Nigeria opt for a fancy number plate

2. Mass Transit number plates

  • Background – White
  • Lettering – Red

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

3. Private number plates

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

  • Background – White
  • Lettering – Blue

4. School Bus number plates

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

  • Background – White
  • Lettering – Red

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Many current number plate designs trace back to 1980s

5. Government number plates

  • Background – White
  • Lettering – Green

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You can also see “FG” mark on this government car

6. Commercial number plates

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.

  • Background – White
  • Lettering – Red

7. Armed Forces/ Para-military number plates

  • Background – White
  • Lettering – Black

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If you see this number plate, just keep your distance!

8. Diplomatic number plates

Diplomatic number plates include 3 categories as below!

8.1. Corps Diplomat

  • Background – Neon Purple
  • Lettering – White

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

8.2. Corps Consulate

  • Background – Brown
  • Lettering – White

8.3. Corps Technique

  • Background – Navy blue
  • Lettering – White

9. Temporary number plates

  • Background – Black
  • Lettering – White

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Special task force often utilizes temporary number plates

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