Parking heaps and plenty: – popularly referred to as “agberos” – within the business middle of Nigeria, Lagos, raises a sum of N123.078 billion yearly from business riders, motorcyclists and tricyclists.
That is in line with a latest analysis report by the Worldwide Heart for Investigative Data (ICIR) entitled: ‘Transport Statistics and Annual Revenue Paid to Agebros In Lagos’. ICIR has disclosed that the cash is constituted of taxes, duties, tolls and different types of tax levied on transports collected mainly round motorized parks.
These “agberos” are official staff of the Nationwide Union of Street Transport Staff (NURTW) and the Affiliation of Street Transport Employers of Nigeria (RTEAN) who’re typically seen in white and inexperienced uniforms however typically showing in mufts.
In line with information launched by ICIR, there are 75,000 business buses (danfos) in Lagos as revealed by the Lagos Metropolitan Space Transport Authority (LAMATA).
As well as, regardless of the latest ban on tricycles (Keke Marwa or NAPEP) by the Lagos State Authorities, the report confirmed that there are 50,000 working within the metropolitan metropolis.
ICIR came upon via interviews with motorcyclists in Lagos that each Native Authorities Improvement Authority (LCDA) in Lagos has at the very least 1000 bikes. Lagos State has 37 LCDAs, so we will attain an estimated 37,000 bikes working within the state.
Figures estimated by the report additionally present that each business car driver pays at the very least N3,000 for the ticket introduced daily, resulting in a staggering dedication of N82.1 billion from business car drivers in only one 12 months. Because of this these pilots pay a complete sum of N225 million daily, N6.75 billion each month, and N82.125 billion yearly to agberos. This was confirmed by interviews performed by ICIR with 50 pilots of 37 LCDA.
As well as, there have been variable costs for motorcyclists starting from N400 to N800, and the common amount of cash a motorcyclist pays agberos in a day has been set at N600. These statistics put the estimated determine in naira at N8.1 billion paid yearly.
In its interviews with motorcyclists in Lagos, ICIR recorded that these charges are totally supported by the Lagos State Bike Operators Affiliation (MOALS).
Consequently, motorcyclists pay N22.2 million to agberos daily, N666 million each month, and N8.103 billion yearly.
The report additionally confirmed that greater than 60 tricycle drivers in 21 LCDAs within the business metropolis advised ICIR that they pay at the very least N1,800 to agberos daily.
Because of this daily, agberos go away with N90 million from the transport charges collected by tricycle drivers. Every month, its wage reaches N2.7 billion, rising additional to N32.85 billion every year.
Every business car driver pays at the very least N3,000 each day to the tickets, in line with oral testimonies obtained by ICIR from greater than 50 business bus drivers in 21 of 37 native council improvement (LCDA) authorities in Lagos.
In whole, business buses, tricycles and bikes pay N123.078 billion to agberos in Lagos yearly. These exclude taxis as a result of there are not any related information on this class.
Nevertheless, whereas these two transport unions (NURTW and RTEAN) appear official, there isn’t a formal doc specifying the revenues they generate are remitted to the coffers of the Lagos State Authorities.
As well as, the report revealed that: “Though the Lagos State Inside Income Service (LIRS) says on its web site that‘ highway taxes ’are among the many 25 taxes which can be collected by the state authorities … The federal government company doesn’t present proof on the web site that tolls have been collected by the State authorities ”.
It was additionally revealed that even when a portion of the proceeds have been returned to the Nationwide Union of Street Transport Staff (NURTW) and the rival union RTEAN, many of the cash generated was more likely to full their journey. in personal pockets.
“U: [motor park] the president takes many of the cash, shares the remaining together with his subordinates and leaves little in an account run by his union. ” he stated.