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OKADA BAN: LG Boss, Councillors Clash Over Allowance  print

Published on November 14, 2012 by   ·   6 Comments

The restriction of commercial motorcycle riders, popularly called Okada riders, to some roads is taking its toll on the revenue generation of Igando Ikotun Local Government, as the council boss has withdrawn the weekly allowances for councillors in the area.

Fight broke out between the council boss,  Mrs. Morenike Williams and the  councillors yesterday over  the withdrawal of the N3,000 weekly allowance given to them.

P.M.NEWS learnt that the aggrieved councillors had a meeting with Williams to find out why she withdrew the payment of the weekly allowance, and she reportedly told them that the council could no longer pay the weekly allowance due to the ban of Okada riders in some parts of the council.

She explained that the council could no longer collect levies from okada riders, which was their major source of revenue, as they have been banned from operating in major parts of the area.

But the councillors insisted that it should not be so because there are other sources of revenue accruing to the council.

To prove to her that the council was still viable, the councillors allegedly embarked on oversight functions, taking over a motor park in the area from the committee headed by one Tope.

It was after the takeover that a group  allegedly loyal to Williams stormed the motor park, beat up and chased out the councillors.

The fight became  messier yesterday  when  both parties fought publicly over the  control of the motor park.  Some councillors sustained injuries and were rushed to a hospital for treatment.

This has crippled activities at the council secretariat as most workers locked up their offices and left the premises.

It took the intervention of the police at Ikotun division to maintain peace at the motor park.

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6 Comments for “OKADA BAN: LG Boss, Councillors Clash Over Allowance”

  1. OOD

    Councillors, Counsellors, Consellors or councellors?

    The bad spelling of the writer is even capable of causing greater uproar than the reported council clash. Are there no proof-readers or news editor.

    Our dear PM News, please wake up.

    • pmnews

      Thank You. You were certainly right that the editors were probably asleep when this copy was passing through.
      We have however made the corrections.

  2. Rufus

    Mr OOD…. Na you speak English pass abi? The word is correct and councillor/counsellor are quite interchangeable depending on the context. Councillors is correct….ie members of a council

  3. He hehehe,hohoho hahaha, I dey laugh like oyinbos. So these thieves were sharing the levies collected by agberos before? Politician may you never know peace in your life for adding to the suffering of the masses in Lagos state. No wonder they could not control the agberos.

  4. spark

    When the up-briging is faulty much work have to be done to correct it. It is difficult to make straight that which is crooked the holy book said many years ago. http://www.jw.org/en

  5. MALLAM SHEHU

    NOW I SEE HOW THE “DANFO” PEOPLE CAN DOUBLE-PARK IN THE PRESENCE OF LASTMA AT MILE 2 CAUSING HEAVY TRAFFIC COMING AND GOING. I HAVE BEEN HEARING RUMOR THAT THE POLITICIANS INCLUDING THE GOVERNOR ARE BEING PAID TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY WHILE THESE USELESS PEOPLE MAKE DRIVING MISERABLE FOR THE REST OF US.
    WELL. . WELL. . WELL, IT IS NOW CONFIRMED.
    GOD WILL PUNISH ALL THESE THIEVES CALLED POLITICIANS.

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