Mr Shehu Yar’adua, the Chairman, Abuja Painted Taxi Nigeria Limited, says the company has given 14-day ultimatum to the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) to stop the sale of tickets.
Yar’adua told the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Abuja weekend the sale of the tickets to their members was illegal because it amounted to double taxation.
According to Yar’adua, the money the law empowers them to collect is N10 per loading for the maintenance of the park.
He said that parks were not provided for the drivers yet, they were being charged N200 daily before they could move freely around the city.
He said that whenever any driver refused to pay that money, the AMAC agents usually vandalise their vehicles and disrupt their activities for that day.
“We are saying that the sale of the tickets to our members is illegal, and it is also double taxation and everyone knows that double taxation is a crime.
“We cannot be answerable to the minister and at the same time be answerable to the local government chairman because we have the FCT licenced operators’ guideline.
“This guideline enables us to pay N50 per entry into the parks provided by the minister, so practically, if you are entering the park for 20 times in a day you will keep paying N50.
“This, on its own, is outrageous. So why should we also go back again to pay AMAC N200 daily without providing a park for us,? he asked. NAN

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