Lagos transporters to pay N800 daily, excluding RTEAN, NURTW dues

18/01/2022 4:26:00 PM

Lagos State government, on Tuesday, introduced a daily N800 consolidated informal transport levy for transporters in the state.

The Lagos State government expects that once a transporter pays the ₦800 at a point, he or she is expected not to pay at any other park or bus stop throughout the day. Lagos NURTW Nigeria

Lagos State government, on Tuesday, introduced a daily N800 consolidated informal transport levy for transporters in the state.

Share on Telegram Lagos State government, on Tuesday, introduced a daily ₦800 consolidated informal transport levy for transporters in the state.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.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.

The levy is outside the union dues collected by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN).Lagos State finance commissioner, Dr Rabiu Olowo, who revealed this at… Lagos Deputy Governor, Dr..Obafemi Hamzat (left); Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso during a media briefing on the State Government’s position on the recommendations of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on #EndSARS in Lagos House, Ikeja…yesterday.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.Lagos State government, on Tuesday, introduced a daily ₦800 consolidated informal transport levy for transporters in the state.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.The levy is outside the union dues collected by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN).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.

Lagos State finance commissioner, Dr Rabiu Olowo, who revealed this at the agreement-signing ceremony by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), local councils and transport unions , said that the consolidated levy collection will start February 1.NIGERIA DAILY: How Prepared Are Nigerians For The 2023 Elections According to the Commissioner for Finance, Dr.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.He stated that the harmonized levy became expedient to ensure that the transport sector in the state is organised and fits into a 21st-century economy.Olowo added that the consolidated levy takes into consideration all the elements in a sane society.According to Olowo, personal income taxes of the drivers will also be deducted from the N800 levy which commences with immediate effect.According to him, the levy takes care of dues previously accrued to local councils across the state, as well as revenue for Lagos Waste Management Authority (LASWA) and Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Lagos State Inland Revenue Service (LIRS) among other MDAs.Biodun Onayele; Permanent Secretary, Civil Service Pensions Office, Mrs.He said that the state government expects that once a transporter pays the ₦800 at a point, he or she is expected not to pay at any other park or bus stop throughout the day.Though, the harmonised levy introduced by government does not affect tickets issued by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).“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.

He also said that the government expects that union members will not collect levies from transporters as they are not expected to pay at every bus stop or park.Olowo said the consolidated levy would reduce the multiplicity of levies collection as many residents and transporters have complained about the huge levies unions often collected.He clarified that the new development affects only government levies but has nothing to do with the union dues charged.The commissioner also made an allusion to a report about the ₦150bn that transport unions collect in Lagos under the disguise of collecting dues, saying the new development will eliminate multiple taxes.In this article.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.

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Election is coming , guys wise up! That is what i want to say . I walk in peace .🚶‍♀️🚶🚶🚶‍♀️ Laudable idea if this is true but who will protect the drivers from further harassment at the other points, police or Lastma? There is something fishy But the normal payment to NURTW is constant or not? That's very good idea

The King and Lord TINUBU of Bourdillon will disagree aided by his minions. Hmmmm.... And you think your brother MC oluomo would take it easy with those drivers? I think it won't work cause this invention of yours will cause problems between drivers and thugs in Lagos state. Perfect!

Each Lagos commercial bus to pay N292,000 annually aside 'agbero' chargesAccording to Olowo, personal income taxes of the drivers will also be deducted from the N800 levy which commences with immediate effect. Wahala no dey finish How much the owners are making, Federal government is borrowing for looting & Citizens are paying with their blood .

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