Tajudeen, while moving the motion, said that many business outlets and private enterprises had been under serial threats, intimidation and coercion by various task forces operating in the six area councils.
The lawmaker added that such levies were not only discriminatory, outrageous and illegal but that money collected from business owners often ended up in private pockets of tasks force officials.
“These task forces in their desperate bids to circumvent government policies as regards revenue generation issues unrealistic and unimaginable levies they know will be difficult to be paid by business owners.
“Through these sharp practices, monies due to the Federal Government to boost the economy are diverted into private hands of the task forces, who have perfected perpetual blackmail and extortion,” he said.
He said that owners and operators of supermarkets, hotels, cafeteria, eateries, furniture shops among others had become serial victims of task force officials
He said this had led some entrepreneurs that could not cope with the multiple payments to sack some of their workers.
The lawmaker said that such unwholesome and fraudulent practices of forcing and blackmailing business outlets to pay multiple races and levies had led to consistent and serial complaints of bankruptcy by operators.
It also mandated the authorities of FCTA in the interim to suspend the activities of task forces in all the six area councils pending the completion of the matter by the house.