Governor Ambode Bans Street Trading, Begging In Lagos

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Street-HawkingLagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday directed the Task Force on  Environmental Sanitation and Other Special Offences to carry out full enforcement of the  law restricting street trading in the metropolis. The Governor, in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello,  expressed concern about the  resurgence of street trading in major areas of the state, noting that not only do they   constitute environmental nuisance, but also pose security threat to citizens.

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He said there is an existing law in the state prohibiting street trading, urging those interested in doing business to seek for space in the various modern markets redeveloped by the state government to enhance business activities. He said that all security agencies have resolved to beef up security in the State so as to ensure that it remains safe for citizens and investors alike. He also urged residents in the state not to encourage the trend by patronizing them, saying in doing so, they indirectly aid and abet crime.

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