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Lagos Assembly orders LGs to stop extorting courier operators, dispatch riders

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The Lagos Home of Meeting, on Monday, ordered Native Authorities Councils to cease extorting operators of courier and logistics providers.

This adopted a debate on the forceful obtainment of cash from dispatch riders and supply automobiles.

The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa pressured that space councils haven’t any powers to impose tax or levy on corporations.

Obasa mentioned the ability of the councils was restricted to registration of bikes and tricycles as dictated by the Nigerian structure.

He condemned the instances of harrasment, and admitted that such acts have been in opposition to authorities’s coverage on ease of doing enterprise.

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“We’ve got to make them perceive that going out to disturb organised companies that create employment for our youths and graduates is just not good in any respect.

“The providers of courier providers scale back poverty within the state. How a lot do they even cost? Native governments don’t have anything to do with the registration of bikes and tricycles.

“Operators of courier and logistics providers shouldn’t be made to pay in all of the native governments contemplating what they cost for his or her providers”, Obasa warned.

The Home instructed native authorities councils to concentrate on their limitations and desist from utilizing touts and road urchins to gather unlawful revenues.

The Lagos Meeting directed the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu to make sure that all extortionists are apprehended and prosecuted.

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