NURTW Plateau Chapter Advocates For Total Punishment For Operators Of Illegal Motor Parks

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Yakubu Busari

Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW)  ,Plateau state council Alh Yusha’u Mohammed has advocated for the total banning of  illegal motor parks and punishment to defaulters  across the state.

The NURTW Chairman gave the hint  to our correspondent in his office at Dadin Kowa, Jos south Local Government Area on Tuesday.

He said the state government has lost billions  of Naira from illegal Moto Parks Operators in less than seven months.

According to him,the springing up  of  illegal motor parks are responsible for the low revenue generation and high rates of criminal activities  in the state.

Mohammed advised state government to collaborate with the NURT Plateau  chapter in the area of revenue generation toward boosting the revenue profile in local governments.

Henceforth, he wants drivers in the state to continue to pay tax through Local governments.

Mohammed vowed that no drivers  would be allowed to obtain a license from other states outside because of that. One of the problems we experienced is non remittance of tax by  motorists here in Plateau State, he said.

“What we need in Plateau state now is to ensure that  from Jos North to Jos South we want  five motor parks only, to  enable us to monitor all  motorists and then  identify criminals as well as increase our revenue base.

Mohammed explained that, the union had written to Governor Simon Lalong for a courtesy call to him regarding the problem of the illegal motor park because if the illegal motor parks continues to exist, it will also affect the revenue profile, he said we want a situation where if a driver enters a motor park he or she can pay revenue to government and that money will go to local government .

He added that those who pick passengers on highways are responsible for the poor revenue profile of the association  and are not adding any development rather than killing the state.

The Sardauna Gabas and Dan iyan mun , Mohammed congratulated National the National President Najeem Usman Yasin for bagging the traditional title of Makaman Gusau which the said it would spur him to contribute to the development of the emirates council.

He expressed confidence in the ability of the NURTW president in the area of management of conflict within the union and Nigeria .

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