A group of eminent Indigene 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 distinguished indigene says that the taxes being collected by the transport union may be utilized by local councils for maintenance of roads, provision of health services, infrastructure and alternative 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 conjointly tasked the Federal Government to allow direct revenue allocation to local councils within the country, to accelerate grassroots development and youth employment.
“We We need a law to be promulgated to provide employment opportunities for our restive youths, a minimum of thirty per cent quota altogether the state’s ministries and parastatals and all private institutions that have their headquarters within the state.
“We want justice and fair play for the indigenes as a panacea to peace in the state. we condemn forceful 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 personal use.
“We desire a stop to the violation of our cultural heritage and ancient establishments,” they said.