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Yahaya Bello orders removal of roadblocks in Kogi state

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has ordered the immediate removal of roadblocks within the state, where illegal taxes are collected.

The Governor, who was this morning on a trip to Okene, Kogi State, ran into traffic, alighted from his car and ordered one of his security aides to supervise the removal of the roadblock in the area after interactions with the illegal tax collectors. 

Governor Bello said the illegal roadblocks have caused so much hardship to the road users especially transporters. 

He warned that he would 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 up at the roadblock said they had spent hours before the arrival of Mr Bello.

Writing by Tina Oyinsan