Ogun loses N5bn revenue monthly

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun on Monday disclosed that the state was losing between N3 billion and N5 billion as revenue monthly from haphazard toll collection.
The governor said this at the inauguration of harmonisation of haulage revenue collection in state, in Abeokuta.

“It is important to note that haulage collection should ordinarily come under the purview of the civil service structure. But, we decide to contract the collection to our people.


“Our aim was to create more openings through which we could empower more people.
“But, I must confess that our intervention was grossly misconstrued and largely abused by majority of the participants.


“We find out that a large chunk of generated revenue was not remitted to government and some of the operators have gone beyond the brief of the delegated authority.


“As a government, we cannot allow such abuse which has led to major revenue loss and extortion of our people,’’ he said.


He hinted that harmonised tickets will henceforth be issued by the state government, while erection of signposts, provision of reflective jackets and issuance of security code, will also be put in place to make the scheme a success.

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