Imo government on Wednesday announced the suspension of activities of the state Traffic Management Authority.
The commissioner for information, culture and tourism, Chinedu Offor, announced the suspension in Owerri at the end of the State Executive Council meeting.
Offor said that the government’s decision followed the public outcry against the activities of some members of the authority, which included impounding of people’s vehicles without reasons.
He said that government was also irked by allegations of extortion against some members of the authority.
Offor said that the authority had failed to show people the enabling law under which they were operating.
“Basically, they are operating as if they are not regulated by any law; the government feels that people should have confidence in the agencies of government.
“We have realised that the authority is the most hated government agency and if there is concern about its activities, government should address them,” he said.
He said the chief of staff, Government House, Jude Ejiogu, had been appointed head of the task force to review the situation and streamline its activities.