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  • Updated: May 14, 2024

President Tinubu, VP Shettima to pay airport tollgate fees

President Tinubu, VP Shettima to pay airport tollgate fees

President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima will now be required to pay tollgate fees when using the nation's airports, according to a decision made during the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Tinubu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday.

The FEC approved a memorandum presented by the Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo, which stated that there would be no more exemptions granted to airport users from paying tollgate fees.

Keyamo argued that the government was losing significant revenue, approximately 82%, due to exemptions provided to users with e-tags granting 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.

Keyamo, who disclosed this at the post-FEC media briefing, 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. He said this must now stop.

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