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Lagos State To Set Strict Rules On Street And High Way Hawking

The Lagos state Governor his excellency Babatunde Sanwo Olu Administration is set to embark on a strict policy which will prohibit hawking in the state amongst others like hawking in hold-ups and highways.

The Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LATEST) is about to begin Operation intolerance on Street mercantilism and hawking across the state in line with the mandate of this administration of His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu at promoting a cleaner, hygienical and esthetically resplendent atmosphere.

The Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LATEST), through support, similarly as guaranteeing total social control of the environmental Sanitation laws of the state, can negotiate with acceptable stakeholders before tremendous social power and implementation.

The Corps Marshal of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LATEST), CP Akinpelu Gbemisola (rtd) disclosed this on Monday at Alausa, Ikeja, throughout one amongst its support campaigns to the President-General, Association of commodity women and Men of Nigeria, Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo.

According to her, “the present administration of His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has maintained its administration’s resolve towards a greener and cleaner atmosphere, it is, therefore, necessary to hunt for the support of your association and members to key into this vision towards guaranteeing adequate synergism to utterly eradicate street mercantilism, hawking, indiscriminate selling of refuse and alternative environmental nuisance in Lagos State because it relates to our market places.”

Mrs. Akinpelu noted with dismay the activities of street traders, displaying of products on roads setbacks, walkways, hawking on highways that impedes free flow of traffic in addition to littering of dirt on our roads, stressing that these prohibited acts expose traders to hazards like within the case of equipment failure among alternative catalysts of motor vehicle accidents.

While appreciating the tremendous contribution of the leadership and members of this body towards the socio-economic development of Lagos State, being the business nerve centre of the Country and to the expansion of the economy at massive, the Corps Marshal, however, appealed to them to confirm correct waste disposal and refrain from patronizing cart pushers who most times dump refuses into drainages and canals that causes blockage for gratis flow of waters.

The Corps Marshal urged the members of the association to avail the Agency of relevant info, complaints perpetually, and suggestions on the activities of the Agency or its operatives similarly as refuse to supply bribe to any of the agents.

In her response, the President-General, Association of commodity women and Men of Nigeria, Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, appreciated the Corps Marshal’s intention to sanitize the atmosphere and expressed readiness to partner with the agency within the space of support to traders in markets across the state.

She, however, appealed for a personality's face within the Agency’s operations with traders and guaranteed of augmented help from the body.

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