BREAKING: Tinubu, Shettima To Start Paying Tollgate Fees At Airports, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Tinubu, Shettima To Start Paying Tollgate Fees At Airports, Details Emerge

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State House, Abuja - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his vice, Kashim Shettima will henceforth pay tollgates whenever they use airports anywhere across the nation.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved no more exemptions granted to users of the airports from paying tollgate fees on Tuesday, May 14.

Tinubu, Shettima to pay tollgate fees at airports
The decision was made at the FEC meeting on Tuesday, May 14 Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu/ Senator Kashim Shettima
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The approval was made following a memorandum presented to the council by the minister of aviation, Festus Keyamo, Nigerian Tribune reports.

The aviation minister argued that the government was losing over 82% of the revenue it should have earned from the e-tags that provide access to the tollgates.

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Tinubu overruled the memoranda that exempted him and Shettima, directing that both should be included among those who must pay.

Keyamo made this known while addressing newsmen at the post-FEC media briefing.

He lamented that Very Important Persons (VIPs) with money who should pay have not been paying while only poor people had been charged for using the tollgates.

Source: Legit.ng

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