The Lagos State government has announced a total ban on street trading and hawking across the state.
The state government also announced a ban on erecting illegal structures on drainage systems and displaying wares and other commodities on walkways.
The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab made the announcement on Friday on his X (formerly Twitter) handle. He said that the move was part of the state government’s renewed effort to ensure a cleaner, safer, and healthy environment.
According to Wahab, the ban is aimed at curtailing the multiple nefarious activities allegedly perpetrated by hawkers who disguise to rob motorists and street traders who disrupt the free flow of traffic on highways and streets in the state.
The commissioner noted that he has directed the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps, popularly known as KAI to strictly enforce compliance to the environmental sanitation laws.
The Commissioner also ordered the immediate closure of Ladipo Market in the Mushin area of the state for several environmental offences including reckless waste disposal, unhygienic premises and non-payment of waste bills.