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Anambra won’t support any form of hooliganism in transport sector —Transport commissioner

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BY SUNNY A. DAVID, AWKA

Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Mrs. Patricia Igwebuike has said that the State Government does not support any form of hooliganism in the transport sector.

She made this comment while speaking to commercial bus drivers from Onitsha who were protesting multiple taxation by touts.

The protesters, from Onitsha, under the aegis of Egerten Drivers Association, Onitsha came in their numbers to the office of the Commissioner at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka to show their displeasure on the multiple taxations.

Commissioner Igwebuike
adviced them to go back to their base, and to never take the law into their hands while promising that she would have a meeting with the Internal Revenue Board and other Stakeholders.

Mrs. Igwebuike assured them that all the issues they raised would be taken to the Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo.

The Leader of the Association, Mr. Chukwuemeka Douglas said that after they have paid revenue which government said they should pay that touts would still come after them for the collection of 300 hundred naira for each trip they are making in the day.

Mr. Chukwuemeka noted that some of their members were beaten up by the touts if they fail to comply.

He added that on the February 20 and 21, 2024 that the drivers did not work as a drop out of the activities of these touts.

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