Delta State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has supported moves by the state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, to abolish illegal collection of community development levies popularly known as ‘Deve’ in the state.

Gov Ifeanyi Okowa

Addressing newsmen in Asaba, while reacting to the governor’s plan to ban illegal collections, Onuesoke said that collection of illegal dues by communities was scaring away potential investors from the state

He said that it was abnormal for companies or individuals to be asked to pay certain amount of money to communities before being allowed to set up a company or structure in a community, noting that same is fraudulent,    retrogressive    and not in the best interest of the development of    communities.

Onuesoke argued that beside scaring away investors, collection of such illegal dues was responsible thuggery and communal warfare as the communities clash among themselves  as they scramble to take control of areas    so that they would be in position to collect the illegal dues.

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