By Nna Anulumadu
The issue of fake revenue agents and collectors which has continued to be a recurring decimal in successive governments in Anambra state has been bordering patriotic Anambrarians and by extension Nigerians. To this end, the traditional Prime minister of Urualla ancient kingdom in lmo state., Chief Sir Anthony Ndubuizu has called on the incoming state administration in Anambra state led by Prof. Charles Soludo to do every thing possible to stop these revenue racketeers from further disturbing the members of the public.
Chief Sir Ndubuizu who spoke to Newsmen in Onitsha on the nagging issue, lamented the embarrassment these fake revenue agents in the state were causing to the members of the public especially traders and motorists, pointing out that the state government has been loosing huge revenue to the miscreants due to improper coodination of revenue collection in the state. He advised the Governor-elect, Prof Soludo to ensure proper coordination of revenue collection by government agents who must wear identifiable identity known to the public.
The Onowu Urualla ancient kingdom called on the government of Anambra state to immediately put a machinery in place on how to arrest and prosecute the suspected illegal revenue collectors and their agents to courts, noting that the government has lost huge amount of money to the criminals. According to the Urualla community leader the incoming state administration has a lot to do in sanitizing the state of criminalities.
Sir Ndubizu who is an Onitsha based businessman also drew the attention of Anambra state government to the worsening behaviour of keke riders which result to incessant gridlock on our roads. He advised that government should specify some routes or roads where tricycle operators ought to operate and where they should not. He likened the attitude of some keke operators to those of the banned okada riders who not only cause traffic congestion but also accident our roads.
Meanwhile the Onowu Urualla who spoke on wide range of issues boardering on the well-being of the public similarly called on the government of Anambra state to reposition the state’s fire service for effectiveness, regretting that some of their units have not been living up to expection during fire outbreaks in the state, pointing out that if not the assistance of their colleagues from Asaba, Anambrarians would have been loosing a lot to fire incident.