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Lagos prominent indigenes move to end NURTW activities

A group of Prominent Indigenes of Lagos has called on the state government to stop all taxes illegally collected by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) on Lagos roads.

The state prominent indigenes pointed out that the taxes being collected by the transport union can be used by local councils for maintenance of roads, provision of health services, infrastructure and other needs. 

This was made known in a statement issued on Saturday, in Lagos and signed by Chief Alaba Williams; the Ajiroba of Lagos, Bashorun Jaiye Randle; Dr. Ade Dosunmu and Convener, Chief Adesunbo Onitiri.

The group also tasked the Federal Government to give direct revenue allocation to local councils in the country, to accelerate grassroots development and youth employment. 

“We need a law to be promulgated to provide employment opportunities for our restive youths, at least 30 per cent quota in all the state’s ministries and parastatals and all private institutions that have their headquarters in the state. 

“We want justice and fair play for the indigenes as a panacea to peace in the state. We condemn strongly the ongoing compulsory acquisition of our landed property from the indigenes for public uses, only to turn around and illegally allocate them to political stooges and sold at exorbitant prices to others for private use. 

“We want a stop to the desecration of our cultural heritage and traditional institutions,” they said.

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