Over a year ago Kosofe Post carried out findings on the amount of money the Motorcycle Operators Association of Lagos State (MOALS)an affiliate of National UNion of Road Transports Workers (NURTW) pays daily to the local council across Kosofe that desilt drainages, maintain and construct roads, pay teachers and build and equipped schools and provide health care respectively. It was an horrible discovery.
However, in what appeared that Ikosi Isheri is set to take its rightful dues and reduce capital flight of money generated Ikosi Isheri to Abule Agba according the copy of proposed byelaw sight by your online community newspaper. In the number six (6) of the proposed bye laws on page 35 to 36 titled ” Regulation / Control of Commercial Motorcycles and Tricycles Bill”. under levies and rates payable to Local government Council and Local Council Development Area of Lagos State increased from 100 to 200.
MOALS, representatives (namewitheld) at the public hearing kicked against the increment. Adding that they are two tyres unlike the vehicles with four tyres urged the house to rescind the proposed increment. Adding that he is open to make an input and advice on how to make more revenue rather than the daily ticket.
The home truth Moals, are not filling potholes abound on our streets as some them were reported Tracka calls Gov. Sanwoolu attention to bad portion on Jimoh Balogun, Other Roads in Kosofe neither do they give anything tangible back to the hosting community. But they religiously pay between 500 and 700 daily to their unions and find their reps akicked vehemently against the increment from 50 Naira to pay the local council just 100 Naira. Consequently, the proposed bylaws shows that Ikosi Isheri is set to take its rightful rates from the MOALS members in Ikosi Isheri, like Counterpart Kosofe, if and only if, the politicians or other constituted authority does not sabotage the efforts of the parliament in the remaining 8 days the public feedback is expected before passing into law.