Some waste contractors in Lagos State have increased service charges, citing a hike in the price of diesel, and exchange rate, which they said had influenced the cost of truck spare parts.
Diesel which was sold for N255 in 2021 is now being sold between N770 and N820, a circular by one of the contractors, Excellent Links Int’l Co., stated.
Another circular by TUNAP waste company, dated September 19 and signed by Tosin Odewole, directed to customers, reads: “Due to the rise in the price of diesel which recently has risen from N255 per litre to over N800 per litre as of today, and the high exchange rate which has affected the prices of various spare parts of our trucks, we are constrained to increase our service charge to your facilities as stated below:
“A Room N900 Monthly; a self contains N1,750 monthly; a domestic shop N 1,000 monthly; a flat N2,000; and duplex N3,500 monthly.
“The new rate shall take effect from November 1, 2022.”