We have re­stricted the num­ber of reg­is­tra­tion but be­cause we are deal­ing with peo­ple that may not re­ally un­der­stand the mea­sures in place, we keep hav­ing

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mar­ket man­age­ment while re­spond­ing to ques­tions from our reporter on the is­sue of tax pay­ment, said no­body is col­lect­ing tax from them but what they charge them is a toll fee of N50 per day.

He said the prob­lem they face is that most of them are not reg­is­tered but they want to op­er­ate in the mar­ket.

“We can­not al­low that due to re­ports that some­times the goods they carry get miss­ing.” he said.

Ejembi said any­body in need of their ser­vices must take note of the wheel­bar­row num­ber or the num­ber on their vests so that their load can be se­cured.

“Ev­ery reg­is­tered mem­ber has his num­ber in­scripted on both the bar­row and his vest,” he said. He also said to curb the ac­tiv­i­ties of the un­reg­is­tered ones among the bar­row boys, those that are not reg­is­tered are ar­rested on a daily ba­sis by the man­age­ment and handed over to the po­lice, who in turn send them out of the mar­ket.

“We have re­stricted the num­ber of reg­is­tra­tion but be­cause we are deal­ing with peo­ple that may not re­ally un­der­stand the mea­sures in place, we keep hav­ing prob­lems. It is the same peo­ple that are reg­is­tered that keep bring­ing in the new ones with­out telling them the prices in­volved,” he said.

Photo Onyekachukwu Obi

Wheel­bar­row push­ers at Utako Mar­ket.

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