VIO, FRSC are “extortionists”, Pastors cry out

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The Arewa Christian and Indigenous Pastors Association (ASIPA) has accused the Vehicle Inspection Office and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) of extortion.

The vehicular inspection agencies, ACIPA says have become “more of tax collectors or extortionist within Jos township (Plateau State capital).”

This they do rather than helping to keep the city roads “free of traffic, “illegal parking and touts,” Chairman of the association, Shehu Luke said, Monday in a press statement.

By this action, Luke said the road officials make Jos, the acclaimed home of peace and tourism “unfit” for its name.

In his words, “While the Plateau State government is far from solving the incessant attacks, the state with the highest tourism potential is far from attracting tourists.”

The situation according to him is further compounded by the poor traffic and waste management of State officials.

“We note the deplorable congestion and dirt in Ahmadu Bello way to Terminus, the commercial nerve center of Plateau state.

“The eyesore stretches from Yan taya to Dilimi and from old teaching hospital right through Gangare, Bauchi road as well as Nasarawa Gwon areas,” the group leader said.

He called authorities to address the problems in 2020.

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