Each Lagos commercial bus to pay N292,000 annually aside 'agbero' charges

18/01/2022 3:51:00 PM

The Lagos State Government has signed an agreement for the collection of what it called 'Consolidated Informal Sector Transport Levy'

According to Olowo, personal income taxes of the drivers will also be deducted from the N800 levy which commences with immediate effect.

The Lagos State Government has signed an agreement for the collection of what it called 'Consolidated Informal Sector Transport Levy'

Top Story Each Lagos commercial bus to pay N292,000 annually aside ‘agbero’ charges The Lagos State Government has signed an agreement for the collection of what it called “Consolidated Informal Sector Transport Levy” designed to harmonise dues.Mercy Henry Mercy had told her family she was going to Ijegun, a suburb in Lagos State on December 16, 2021 and has since not been seen.At the opening ceremony of the event, with the theme ‘Employer/employee relations in the world of work’, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Labour and Industrial Relations, Babatunde Oladeinde Williams, while welcoming labour leaders to the retreat, said it was a yearly programme for union leaders to network, socialise and engage in productive interaction with government officials.Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC), on Sunday, said it rehabilitated 524 roads in 2021 and was targeting rehabilitation of additional 600 in 2022.

..He, said not knowing whether Mercy is alive or dead was the most distressing for him and his family members.By Christiana T.Williams stated that the retreat will avail labour leaders the opportunity to refresh and upgrade their knowledge on current trends in labour and industrial relations practices with particular reference to the management of employer/ employee relations in the dynamic and ever changing world of work.Alabi Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:41:42 GMT The Lagos State Government has signed an agreement for the collection of what it called “Consolidated Informal Sector Transport Levy” designed to harmonise dues collected by government from commercial motorists at parks and garages.Ekienabor, who said he has reported the matter to the police, was dissatisfied with the manner the police were handling the investigation.The agreement was signed between the state government, local government, various transport unions and some government agencies.And some of the work were palliative work which were carried out to provide temporary relief, especially at the rainy season when there was no clement weather for full blown operations.

NIGERIA DAILY: How Prepared Are Nigerians For The 2023 Elections According to the Commissioner for Finance, Dr.He also accused the police of handling Mayowa’s interrogation with kid gloves.Balogun said the resolve of the state government under the leadership of Mr Governor to train and re-train union leaders as a way of building lasting peace and harmonious working relationship is a commendable development.Rabiu Olowo, the levy pegged at a flat rate of N800, covers monies for the local government, clearing of waste from the motor parks, which was being paid to the Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA), and pollution, dues which were collected by Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), among others.According to Olowo, personal income taxes of the drivers will also be deducted from the N800 levy which commences with immediate effect.It’s been almost a month now and mercy is nowhere to be found.With this harmonised levy, each commercial bus driver is expected to pay N800 daily, which accumulates into N24,000 monthly and N292,000 in a year.Biodun Onayele; Permanent Secretary, Civil Service Pensions Office, Mrs.Though, the harmonised levy introduced by government does not affect tickets issued by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).Police keep saying the investigation continues.“Our target for 2022 is to surpass the number of roads that were done in 2021, so we are looking at 600 roads in the minimum to be worked on.

Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of NURTW, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as ‘MC Oluomo’ explained that the Union, in collaboration with the Road Transport Workers Union, (RTEAN), had approached the State Government to consolidate the fees collected by different LGAs and agencies to make collection easier for government.He clarified that the new development affects only government levies but has nothing to do with the union dues charged.She had told everyone she was going to Ijegun, but she didn’t mention the name of the person she was going to see.The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Mr.Toyin Fayinka, stated that the development is the phase one approach towards total restructuring of the transport sector; saying it is expected to bring sanity to motor parks in line with best practices globally.One of her friends residing at Port Harcourt, named Ayo, said that she spoke with Mercy at noon.The Finance Commissioner admitted that bulk of monies collected as levies before now are lost to unknown agents.He, however, appealed to residents of Lagos state to take ownership of projects and protect the roads from all forms of abuses, warning that drain stuffing compounds and flooding caused quick road degeneration across the state.

He disclosed that research has shown that an average commercial bus pays at least N3,000 as due per day while some buses pay as high as N8,000 to N9,000.Ayo told us that she paid the money into a First Bank account bearing the name, ‘Mayowa Timothy Bamidele,’ given to her by Mercy.While he described the new development as a form of revenue assurance, he assured that it would have a strong implication on reduction of levies paid by bus drivers at different points/parks before now.He also said that it will drastically reduce the suffering of the people as it is expected to reduce the cost of road transportation.m.Dear Reader, Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information.Quality journalism costs money.Since then, we’ve not been able to reach her.

Today, we're asking that you support us to do more.Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world.Using the information supplied by Ayo, the police went to First Bank and with the assistance of the Bank, Mayowa; the account holder that received the N30, 000, was arrested..

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