Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has banned the collection of revenu along major roads to check activities of touts in the state.
The Governor made the announcement on Saturday, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Onyebuchi Ememanka, and made available to newsmen in Aba.
Ikpeazu stated that the activities of touts had intensified in parts of the state due to the culture of revenue collection along major roads.
He said that revenue collection along major roads had had become a nuisance to residents by the touts.
Ikpeazu also directed the Chairman of Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area, Mr Christian Kamalu, to immediately rid the Osisioma Flyover of touts to restore decency.
“Henceforth, it has become illegal for any revenue agent to waylay or harass motorists or other road users along major roads in the state.
“The police and other law enforcement agencies have been told to enforce this directive, anybody found culpable will face the law,” he said.