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Edo State Government fixes rates for transporters

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The Edo State Government has fixed daily levies and rates to be paid by commercial transport operators.

A statement by the Chief of Staff, Patrick Obahiagbon, said the government’s ban on the collection of rates by some unions remains in force.

He said the government has authorised Akugbe Ventures to collect Personal Income Tax from operators in the sector on its behalf.

The statement reads: “It is hereby announced for the information of the public that the government’s ban on various unions, including the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Drivers’ Welfare Scheme and other illegal collectors of levies and rates in the transport sector remains in force.

“The only revenue collector authorised by government in the transport sector is Akugbe Ventures and it is authorised to collect Personal Income Tax from the following categories of persons only:

Commercial inter-state motor vehicle drivers will pay N150 per day per driver

Commercial intra-state motor vehicle drivers (including taxis, buses and tricycles) will pay N100 per day per driver;

Commercial motorcycle (Okada) riders will pay N50 per day per rider.

“The governor wishes to emphasise that anybody or group that acts in breach of this directive will be prosecuted.”

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