The Lagos State Government on Tuesday denied rumours that it had increased the cost of processing vehicle particulars and application for number plates, saying the rates remain the same across the state.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan.
According to him, the clarification became necessary in response to inquiries by members of the public who were worried about the rumours of increase in charges relating to vehicle administration.
Bamigbetan, therefore, asked anyone with evidence of increase in motor registration rates from any of the official Centres managed by the Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Authority (MVAA) to report to the agency or the Ministry of Transportation.
According to him, “Although, the cost of maintaining the roads and expanding infrastructures which ease the operations of vehicles is enormous, the Lagos State Government shall continue to bear the burden of keeping the roads motorable and safe for all users.”
He said some mischief makers were desperately exploiting the challenges posed to the government by the new Land Use Charge Law which seeks to raise more money for the provision of public infrastructures for the benefit of all, to misinform the public.
Earlier, the Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had also debunked insinuations that many tax items were reviewed upward, saying that the claim was not true.