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Ikpeazu bans revenue collection on main roads

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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia banned revenue collection along main roads to control the activities of resellers in the state.

Ikpeazu made the announcement in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary Onyebuchi Ememanka and made himself available to journalists in Aba on Saturday

The governor noted that reseller activities had increased in some parts of the state due to the culture of revenue collection along major highways.

He said that revenue collection along the main roads had been hijacked by touts, which had become a nuisance to residents.

Ikpeazu further directed the CChristian Kamalu, a hairdresser from the Osisioma Ngwa local government area, to immediately get rid of the Osisioma street vendors to restore decency.

“From now on, it has become illegal for any revenue agent to assault or harass motorists or other road users along the main highways of the state.

“Police and other law enforcement agencies have been told to enforce this directive, anyone found guilty will face the law,” he said.

The resellers’ activities had remained visible in the state despite a law passed by Abia. The House of Assembly and state government banned the promotion in 2016.

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