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Anambra Losses Over N20 Million To Transport Cabals

Posted: Jun 24, 2015 at 6:57 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Christian Emeka  –   Awka


Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) Anambra State chapter has said the state government loses between N23 million to N30 million daily to the activities of a racket, which RTEAN described as ‘Road Cabals’ operating in the sector. 

On this note, RTEAN advised the Anambra State government to engage the services of professional transporters to manage the parks in the State.

RTEAN said it is constitutionally empowered to take care of all road users, saying that the use of non professionals to manage parks managers is unconstitutional, even as it said huge revenue accrued to the government had been lost under the watch of these non professionals.

Speaking to the press in Awka while appraising the administration of Governor Willie Obiano, the Anambra State Deputy Chairman of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, Comrade Joseph Nwabueze lamented that the state government was losing huge amounts of its internally generated revenue (IGR) to the cabal.

According to Comrade Nwabueze, Governor Willie Obiano who had touched the lives of many Anambrarians, especially in the areas of security, transformation of the Awka capital city and subsidizing transportation for civil servants in the state.

He urged the governor not to stress himself on how to raise the state revenue from motor parks but to engage the services of a trade union like the RTEAN to handle the management of its parks to enhance the state revenue.

He assured that if the services of RTEAN are engaged, the double taxation of drivers which resulted in the hike in transportation costs will be arrested.