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Umahi suspends manifest charges

The Ebonyi State Government has suspended the collection of manifest charges in all motor parks.

Governor David Umahi made this known to journalists after a closed-door meeting with the Association of Mass Transit Operators of Nigeria at Government House, Abakaliki, on Tuesday.

He said, “It has been a fruitful meeting. During the meeting today (Tuesday), we took a number of decisions. And one of the decisions is that we are not abolishing the law as an arm of government (Executive), but we have the power to suspend it and then look at it again, and then go back to the House of Assembly to discuss the issues with them.

“We have suspended manifest fees because it is giving problem to our people. So, nobody should pay manifest fees from today onwards.  The fee is hereby suspended.”

“What we agreed also is that all the private park owners should, henceforth, pay a consolidated revenue of N3million and N500, 000 development levy per year. For new park, registration remains N250, 000,” the governor added.

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