It’s now mandatory for Pres. Tinubu, VP Shettima to pay tollgate fee at Airports – Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo

President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima will henceforth pay the required fees at tollgates whenever they use the nation’s airports.

The Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo, who disclosed this on Tuesday, May 14, said this became mandatory after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, approved that there should be no more exemption granted to users of the airports from paying tollgate fees.

Keyamo had earlier presented a memorandum where he 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.

He explained that the memoranda had initially prescribed an exemption for only the president and the vice president before Tinubu overruled and directed that both of them should be included among those who must pay.

Briefing journalists after the FEC meeting, Keyamo regretted that Very Important Persons (VIPs) with money who should pay are those who have not been paying, noting that only poor people had been charged for using the tollgates.


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