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Lagos announces total ban on street trading, hawking




The Lagos State Government has announced a statewide ban on street trading, hawking, the construction of unlawful structures on drainage setbacks, and the exhibition of items on sidewalks.

Mr Tokunbo Wahab, the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, announced the news in a statement issued in Lagos on Friday.

According to Wahab, the State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) has been mandated to vigorously enforce environmental sanitation laws across the state.

According to him, the latest offensive is intended to limit the unscrupulous actions of hawkers who disguise themselves in order to rob motorists while also interfering with the free flow of traffic on highways and streets.

Meanwhile, the commissioner sealed up Ladipo market in Mushin in the early hours of Friday due to a number of environmental violations, including reckless trash disposal, unsanitary premises, and non-payment of garbage fees, among others.

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