Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (Task Force) Unit and the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) have dislodged those trading on road setbacks and walkways in Ikeja.
They gave food vendors blocking a portion of Awolowo Road, opposite Airport Hotel, Ikeja, 72 hours to quit so as to allow residents unfettered access to their homes at night.
In a statement yesterday, task force Chairman Olayinka Egbeyemi, a Chief Superintendent of Police, said the illegal traders, hawkers, and other environmental nuisances were impeding the free flow of traffic around Kodesho Street, Medical Road and Ikeja Under Bridge towards the railway line.
The statement said Section 1 of the Lagos State Street Trading and Illegal Market Prohibition Law 2003 prescribed N90, 000 fine or six-month jail term for buyers and sellers of goods on all roads across the state. Read more