– Following the notice of 100% increase in toll fares placed on vehicles entering or leaving the airport by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), motorists in Lagos state, paid the old toll fare
– Richard Akinola, a Human rights activist and veteran journalist, confirmed that the toll gate attendants collected the old toll
Following the notice of 100% increase in toll fares placed on vehicles entering the airport by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), motorists in Lagos state, on Thursday, September 1, paid the old toll.
According to Vanguard, Richard Akinola, Human rights activist and veteran journalist, confirmed that the toll gate attendants collected the old toll.
He said: “I decided to drive through the Lagos airport toll gate today (yesterday) to find out things for myself over the notice of increase in toll fares by FAAN.
“The attendants at the toll gate said the 100 percent increase does not affect the Lagos toll gate but the Abuja airport access gate. I paid the old toll of N300 for SUVs.”
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However, Mrs Angela Agoawike another motorists, said the attendants at the toll gate informed her that the new tariff was not yet effective.
The Nigerian government in a recent notice by FAAN had on Wednesday, August 31, increased the access gate fee for all vehicles entering the airports.
FAAN in its notice said the gate charge will take effect from Thursday, September 1, adding that cars which normally paid N200 to gain access into the airports will now be mandated to pay N400 while buses, jeeps and Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) will pay N600 against its former gate fee of N300.