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Stop Collecting Road Worthiness Fees On Bad Roads, Ajadi Tasks Nigerian Leaders  



A Chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, (NNPP), Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, has called on the governments, both at the Federal and state levels, to stop collecting road worthiness charges from motorists until they make Nigerian roads motorable.

Speaking on the state of the roads in major cities in the country, Ajadi said that the roads are impassable and that they cause damages to vehicles on a daily basis.
Ajadi wondered why the federal and state governments are allegedly forcing motorists to pay huge amount of money as road worthiness fees, while the roads are not adequately maintained.
In a release issued on Sunday by his media office, Ajadi said that the rainy season has exposed most of the Nigerian roads as impassable.
He gave an example of what he said happened penultimate Saturday on Lagos-Badagry Expressway and Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, when everywhere was flooded after a heavy downpour, which he said stopped vehicular and human movements.
Ajadi said that he appreciated the need for vehicles to be road worthy, saying that this is aimed at providing lasting solutions to the dangers posed by bad vehicles.
He however, insisted that for the federal and state governments to have the moral right to collect road worthiness charges, they must make the roads smooth and well maintained.
According to him, “the government must ensure that the roads are motorable. They cannot be collecting road worthiness charges from vehicle owners, when the roads are bad.
“They vehicle owners to suffer from two ends. The bad roads damage their vehicles and the governments collect fees from them as a way of certifying that their vehicles are road worthy.
“He who comes to equity must come with clean hands. For the Nigerian governments to collect road worthiness fees from motorists, they must make the roads smooth and motorable,” Ajadi said in the statement.
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