Lagos to commence operation zero tolerance on street trading
Written by Taiwo Adediran on November 6, 2019
The Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps, LAGESC, is set to commence Operation Zero Tolerance on Street Trading and hawking across the state in line with the mandate of the present administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at promoting a cleaner, hygienic and aesthetically resplendent environment.
The Corps through advocacy, as well as ensuring total enforcement of the environmental Sanitation laws of the state will liaise with appropriate stakeholders before massive enforcement and implementation.
The Corps Marshal, Akinpelu Gbemisola disclosed this on Monday at Alausa, Ikeja during one of its advocacy campaigns to the President-General, Association of Commodity Women and Men of Nigeria, Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo.
Akinpelu noted with dismay the activities of street traders, displaying of goods on walkways, hawking on highways which impedes free flow of traffic coupled with littering of dirt on the roads. She added that these prohibited acts expose traders to hazards like in the case of brake failure among other catalysts of auto accidents.