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SALLAH CELEBRATION: LAGOS STATE BANS THE SALE OF RAMS, COWS ON MAJOR ROADS

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By Aishat Momoh. O.

The Lagos State Government cautioned people on Monday that as they join Muslims in celebrating the Ed-eil-Kabir, they must ensure that the advances already made toward a cleaner environment in the metropolis are not eroded.

The government also stated that the ban on selling rams and cows on highways, parks, and medians remains in effect, and that all efforts will be made to enforce the legislation.

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Residents should complement the joint efforts of the various authorities in the prompt evacuation of garbage and cleaning of drains, according to a statement issued by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr.Tunji Bello.

He stated that all waste from the slaughter of rams and other animals, as well as trash from food items, should be properly disposed of after bagging through licensed PSP operators, and that everyone should avoid unhygienic behavior.

While congratulating all Muslims, Bello urged Lagosians to celebrate responsibly, citing the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak as an example.

He went on to say that everyone going out in public during the holidays should avoid littering and follow Covid’s safety guidelines.

“In light of the pandemic COVID-19 and adherence to the specified safety standards, everyone must constantly ensure that waste is handled in the most suitable manner,” he says.

Bello also took the opportunity to warn Lagosians that the law against street trade remains in effect, noting that any type of street trading, including the display of rams on major highways, road medians, walkways, lay-bys, gardens, and parks across the state, will not be condoned.

He said that while it is not unusual for traders to take advantage of the season to market and sell rams and other livestocks, this must be done in designated markets without defacing the state’s aesthetics or compromising the wellness and wellbeing of residents.

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