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Lagos Vows To Stop Street Trading

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The Lagos State Government has restated its readiness to rid the state of street trading, with plans on track to fully enforce the provisions of the law restricting street trading in the metropolis.

Chairman of the State Task Force on Environmental and Other Special Offences (Enforcement Unit), Police Superintendent Olubukola Abe, disclosed this to journalists in Alausa, Ikeja. According to him, the new drive is to reduce the traffic congestion on the road, often caused by the activities of street trading.

He quoted Section 1 of the Street Trading and Illegal Market Prohibition Law 2003, which restricts street trading and hawking in the metropolis.

“Section 7 and 8 of the same law gives jurisdiction and power to the special court to order the seizure and public auction of items impounded for street tradition,” he said.

He expressed his men’s preparedness to step up enforcement of the relevant sections of the law, urging motorists not to encourage their activities by patronizing them.

According to him, Section 10 of the law prescribes a N5,000 fine or three months imprisonment upon conviction.

He explained that the implication of the violation of the law is multifaceted. “Aside from the far reaching implication of street trading in terms of accidents which in most cases are fatal, street trading also affects the free flow of traffic in the metropolis as well as contradicting the environmental sanitation laws by littering our streets with waste generated from the act”.

“We’ve had reports on the activities of persons who pose as beggars, especially in traffic, but their sole aim is to perpetrate evil. We are putting a search light on this trend and one way to do that is to ensure that we take preemptive measures to forestall this development,” he said.

Abe, while urging residents to refrain from patronizing street traders, also appealed to Lagosians to be safety conscious and ensure they seek for spaces in various markets designated for trading in the state.

“There is no way any responsible government will allow street trading to continue after providing stalls in designated market places all over the state,” he said.

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  1. Ifiokobong Ibanga

    September 7, 2015 at 3:32 am

    Currently, street trading is the only source of lively hood to thousands of families. There is no job in this country.

    I think the real solution to the problem is not by stopping street trading, rather by empowering people to engage in more meaningful ventures.

    By so doing, the problem will be solved by itself.

  2. Efe Michael Obasuyi

    January 31, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Stopping street trending will bring more hungry to the people. most Nigerians depend on trending and street trending is the major source of selling.
    Empowering youth should be the only way I think.

  3. Kate

    June 18, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Yes it would appear to be right but is there a palliative measure for those who would be displaced?
    This is why advanced countries perform better than us. They know that a man’s source of living can’t be taken out without adequate and reasonable alternative provision to cover for the loss.
    So, let government please ensure that those things are put in place before any disruption.

    Thank you.

  4. Edidiong Peter

    September 18, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    It is very pathetic that when street trading will be stoped, the question is; what becomes of those who make street trading a means of livelihood.

    The government cannot encourage young people into something bad as trading is better than carrying guns

  5. Emy of Divasclan.com

    October 13, 2018 at 8:45 am

    I’m so glad they never succeeded with this plan or the level of crime rate in the country would have been out of this world.

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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