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Ogbeogonogo Market Executive, Council Boss Clash Over Revenue Collection

Posted: Jun 22, 2016 at 6:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Awele Ogbogu

Asaba – The revenue collection drive by Barrister Chucks Obusom, Chairman, Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State, has put the council on collision course with the leadership of Ogbeogonogo Market in Asaba.

Chief Chigbogu Nwobodo, chairman of the market executive, confirmed that traders in the market clashed with revenue officials of the council over revenue collection but refused to give details of the disagreement.

However, one of the traders told Independent “the revenue officials were trying to prove to all that the entire market belongs to the council and this led to a hot exchange of words with Chief Nwobodo over the manner they were going about it.

“Other members of the market executive were there and they were complaining that the council chairman is blocking all the means of generating money to run the union.

“They came out to say that being partners with the council, they also need revenue to deliver their promises to the traders. A lot of changes are taking place in the market; the union chairman is working with the task force members and these people need to be paid as well as other expenses,” he said.