Reps ask Nigerian Govt to exempt military personnel from paying at toll gates


The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government to review the recent policy on airport toll gates by ensuring that members of the Armed Forces are exempted from payment of tolls.

This resolution was reached on Tuesday following a motion by Abdulsamad Dasuki during plenary.

It would be recalled that the Federal Executive Council recently announced the withdrawal of the exemption of payment of tickets by some highly placed Nigerians at the nation’s airports.

Moving the motion, Dasuki said members of the Armed Forces should be honoured by not being made to pay tolls at the airports and major train stations.

“Men and women of the Armed Forces honour our nation with the highest form of service and without reservation; keeping us safe from harm, protecting our wealth and territorial integrity, ensuring safe navigation on our territorial waters, protecting our borders including the Gulf of Guinea, Creeks, Sahara Desert and forests, and fighting armed bandits who invade our communities,” he said.

The lawmaker stated further that the government must be intentional in giving the Armed Forces privileges.

Following the motion, the House urged the Federal Government to exempt members of the Armed Forces from tollgate fees and parking payments at airports, seaports and train stations across the country.

The lawmakers also directed relevant committees to ensure compliance.

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