Ogun Assembly Moves Against LG Chairmen Over Illegal Fees Collection - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Ogun Assembly Moves Against LG Chairmen Over Illegal Fees Collection

- The Daily Crucible

The Ogun State House of Assembly has warned Local Governments' Transition Caretaker Chairmen against alleged collection of unauthorised transportation levies from transporters by their respective Councils.

Speaker Kunle Oluomo issued the stern warning following an alleged collection of illegal levy by the officials or agents of Remo North and Ijebu North Local Government Councils as well as other parts of the State.

Oluomo while responding to the submission of Hon. Solomon Osho under Personal Explanation, who reported the alleged extortion of Okada riders by the Chairman, Transition Committee of Remo North Local Government during the plenary on Tuesday.
The Speaker noted that he had equally received protest letters from different people on the matter especially from Remo North and Ijebu North Local Government Areas.

He pointed out that after the Harmonized Revenue Law had been passed by the State House of Assembly, it was illegal for anyone to introduce any other fee under the guise of revenue collection.

He called on the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Afolabi Afuape, to set machineries in motion to stop the illegal collection of the fee in order not to put unnecessary financial burden on the people of the State.

The Daily Crucible gathered that in Abeokuta North for example, unsuspecting motorists are made made to pay outrageous fines under the guise that they have driven on one - way traffic without the Council putting prior road signs to warn them before hand.

1 comment:

  1. Even,all local government are just creating illegally fees for POS business