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Drivers and Agberos Face Off: Tax Collection Banned by MC Oluomo

Drivers and Agberos Face Off: Tax Collection Banned by MC Oluomo

MC Oluomo also known as Musiliu Akinsaya, the chairman of the Lagos State Parks and Garages Association, has interfered in the dispute between highway tax collectors and commercial drivers, often known as “agberos” in the state.

According to FIJ, he has also outlawed the collecting of agberos’ unlawful taxes in various parts of the state.

Remember that on Thursday, drivers of commercial buses protested extortion by the agberos by taking to the streets of the state.

“Mac 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.

MC Oluomo
MC Oluomo

“We are only allowed to purchase two tickets per day; following that, we will only be responsible for loading fees.

The typical ticket price, as permitted 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 legal. Whichever location where we purchase our daily tickets—Oshodi or Tollgate—will be accepted.

A driver told FIJ, “Following that, we’ll buy the council ticket and security booking, which would cost us roughly N500.”

He stated that MC Oluomo had declared that on Saturdays and Sundays, drivers would no longer be required to pay fines.

MC Oluomo

“Mac Oluomo has ordered that no driver working weekends be required to purchase tickets on Saturdays and Sundays,” he said.

“The union shouldn’t require us to purchase tickets outside of Monday through Friday. We should be allowed to bring something back to our family.

He continued by saying that MC Oluomo also gave N1 million to those hurt in the assault on the drivers who were protesting.

He was happy that dreivers could resume their jobs today “with little agbero disruptions.”

“There are no longer any oppressive taxes. In contrast to the N20,000 we previously paid, all we have to pay each day is a little under N2,500,” he noted.

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