Anambra govt vows to rid state of motor park touts, other miscreants
The Anambra government has re-stated its commitment to rid the state's roads and motor parks of touts.
The Commissioner for Transport, Dr Chike Ohamobi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the 177 community leaders and security agencies would be involved to achieve the goal.
“We have made several efforts to rid the parks and roads of the touts but they keep resurfacing.
“This will no longer be tolerated because we have disbanded the entire local youth organisations in the state which had constituted problems in our parks and roads.
“In spite of these actions by the government, the touts keep operating, extorting money without remittance to the government. We are tired of these rascals,' Ohamobi said.
He called on community leaders to brace up to the challenge and make the state safe for people to live in and do business.
Ohamobi lamented that the attitude of the touts had create a bad image for the state and scared genuine visitors and investors.
The commissioner threatened that presidents-general and traditional rulers of the communities would be held responsible if any of their subjects flouted the government's instructions.
“There will be no room for excuses, so people should talk to their children and wards as anyone caught will face the wrath of the law,'' the commissioner said.