Lagos denies increasing prices of vehicle registration, number plates

Kehinde Bamigbetan

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday debunked rumours of an increase in the cost of processing motor vehicle particulars and application for number plates, saying the rates remain the same across the state.

A statement by Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, said the clarification became necessary in response to enquiries by members of the public who are genuinely concerned about the rumours of increases in charges relating to the motor vehicle administration.

Mr Bamigbetan said anyone with evidence of any increase in motor registration rates from any of the official centres managed by the Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Authority (MVAA) should report to the agency or the Ministry of Transportation.

According to him, “although, the cost of maintaining the roads and expanding infrastructure 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.