Following a protest by commercial bus drivers a few days ago, Musiliu Akinsaya, also known as Mc Oluomo, chairman of the Lagos State Parks and Garages Association, banned the collection of illegal taxes levied by agberos in some areas of the state.
According to FIJ, he was intervening in the dispute between highway tax collectors and commercial drivers who target transporters in the state.
a driver reportedly said to the publication;.
“Mc Oluomo informed us Thursday afternoon that no driver from Oshodi to Tollgate must be forced to pay illegal agbero taxes any longer when we met with him at the state council.
“After purchasing two tickets in a single day, we are only required to pay loading fees.
“The standard price for a ticket that is sold and approved by the management of the Lagos State Park is N800.
He claimed that the additional taxes levied at Agbado Ijaiye and Iyana Ipaja were no longer valid. Either Oshodi or the Tollgate are acceptable places for us to purchase our daily tickets.
“Following that, we will spend about N500 on the council ticket and secure booking. “.
The driver also mentioned that MC Oluomo had declared that he and his coworkers would no longer be responsible for paying for tickets on Saturdays and Sundays. ; he added.
“For weekend jobs, Mc Oluomo has decreed that no driver shall be required to purchase tickets on Saturdays and Sundays.
“The union should only require us to purchase tickets from Monday through Friday. We ought to be allowed to bring something back to our families. “.
Drivers are happy to be returning to work “with minimal agbero disturbances,” the driver who also revealed that MC Oluomo donated N1 million to those hurt during the attack on protesting drivers, said. “.
He said the following.
“There are no longer any oppressive taxes. Compared to the N20,000 we previously paid, all we have to pay each day is a little under N2,500. “