The Ministry of Transportation has described the collection of revenue on federal highways by state and local government agents as illegal.
This was disclosed by the Ministry’s Head of Press Unit, Abuja, Mr Mohammad Idris, while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba on Monday, April 22.
Idris who was reacting to road blocks mounted in Abia by staff of the State’s Passenger Integrated Manifest Scheme (ASPIMS) for revenue collection, urged the security agencies to free the federal highways of such revenue collectors.
He said: “The police and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) should not allow these agents to block the highways.
“This is because their operations on the highways are illegal and obstruct the movement of travelers across the country.
“They have been told not to operate on the highways. Nobody has the right to block the highway except in emergency situations by security agencies,” Idris stated.