Kogi State Governor, orders removal of roadblocks within state, where illegal taxes are collected.
Written by News Room on January 14, 2022
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has ordered that roadblocks within the state, where illegal taxes are collected, should be removed with immediate effect.
Bello gave the order on Thursday after he was stuck in traffic for a long time while on his way to the Okene area of the state.
The Governor was said to have alighted from his car, and ordered one of his security aides to supervise the removal of the roadblock in the area after interacting with the illegal tax collectors.
He, warned that he will not condone such practices in the state, adding that only legally constituted tax collection agencies backed by relevant statutes would be allowed to carry out their responsibilities.
Some of the transport workers who were held at the roadblock said they had spent hours before the arrival of the governor and also commended the governor for his concern for the common man.