The ugly side of govt revenue collectors in S-East


•Operate like touts, attack and invade moving vehicles

•They had caused human deaths through accidents

•Abia going tough on oppressive, illegal collectors —Govt

We’ll roll out hotlines, desk offices for public complaints —Abia Govt

•Enugu should create portal for electronic payment of levies —Tricycle operator

By Anayo Okoli, Vincent Ujumadu, Steve Oko, Chimaobi Nwaiwu, Chinedu Adonu & Nwabueze Okonkwo

ACTIVITIES of state governments’ revenue agents in the South East region are worrisome. The way they harass, intimidate and extort motorists on the roads and on the streets is very disturbing. In dangerous and brigandage manner, they jump into moving vehicles; including trucks, grab the steering and struggle with the drivers to forcefully stop them. This is bizarre and condemnable. Their actions have led to fatalities, including deaths. Revenue collection in the states is chaotic as there are dozens of agents, with different names, collecting…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper