Truck drivers block Abuja-Lokoja-Okene highway to protest N10,000 tax

Truck drivers block Abuja-Lokoja-Okene highway to protest N10,000 tax
Truck drivers protesting on Abuja-Lokoja road.

Protesting truck drivers have blocked the Abuja-Lokoja-Okene highways since the early hours of Monday.

The drivers were protesting the N10,000 daily tax imposed by the Kogi State revenue Service.

The state government, police and the Federal Road Safety Corps were, however, taking measure to ensure free flow of traffic.

One of the motorists trapped in the gridlock, Isaac Ighure said that he had remained on the same spot on the road for over three hours .

Igure described the development as bad for the state and the country, especially when it is happening few days to Christmas.

The gridlock stretched to over 30 kilometres before it was cleared after a meeting between representatives of the truckers officials of the state government and the police.

This development was confirmed by the State Police Command Public Relations Officers, ASP William Aya.

 



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