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LAGOS STATE CLAMPS DOWN ON STREET TRADERS ON IKORODU ROAD

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Officials of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps on Thursday descended heavily on street traders at the Maryland section of Ikorodu Road.

As at press time, details of the number of arrests made were still sketchy as the agency was yet to give an official statement on the enforcement exercise.

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Hawkers and street traders scampered for safety on sighting the LAGESC officials. Recall that Lagos State Government had issued a statement earlier in the week that it will operate zero tolerance for street trading, hawking and erecting shops over drainage channels in the state.

Road users who spoke with Hotjist.com commended the state government in their effort to rid the streets of the nuisance caused by the street traders. They also noted that government should be sensitive of the multiplier effect of a clampdown on those jobless youths who engage in street trading as they may now get involved in crime to make ends meet.

Several citizens also say they wish that government can truly be committed towards the enforcement of environmental sanitation laws in the state.

In earlier reports by Hotjist.com, the attention of state government and local council officials was called to the menace of traders displaying the wares directly on the road within Ikeja, Ikosi-Ketu, Opebi to mention a few. The traders also built shops over drainage channels in all of these locations to transact their businesses thereby causing flooding and traffic jams.

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