The Oyo state government has compelled road side traders to disengage from street trading within 7 days with effect from Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 to Tuesday 12th, January 2021.
The Commissioner, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Dr. Abdulateef Idowu Oyeleke gave the directive on behalf of the government while sensitizing the road side traders yesterday at Molete under bridge, Challenge, Ringroad and Eleyele market in Ibadan, reiterating that this administration has intolerance for street trading, due to the hazards related to the act.
Idowu decried the environmental nuisance constituted by the road side traders by displaying their wares on the roadside, an act which he said was at the detriment of the security of the traders and buyers.
There are reports of trailers and other vehicles losing control and killing roadside traders within Ibadan metropolis and other parts of Oyo State.
The government also emphasized the clean and green initiative which he maintained should be embraced by all and varied so on add aesthetics on many of the main roads and also to see traffic gridlock, caused by street traders.
The Commissioner said the State governor has fulfilled his promise to not rid the main roads around markets in Oyo State of street traders until alternative spaces and shops were created for them, which consistent with him has been done at the Scout Camp Neighborhood market among others.
“It would be recalled that Governor Seyi Makinde had earlier stated that provisions would be made for street traders before disengaging them from the streets.
“To that effect, the Scout Camp Neighborhood market are made available for the traders to occupy freed from charge this year, while they’re going to even be enjoying the essential amenities within the market like the generating plant, Bore hole water system and security of the market,” he added.
Dr. Oyeleke further said that traders should visit the Ministry of Trade for correct allocation of the shops.
He hinted that it’s become an offence for anybody to sell on the roadside ranging from next week, as anyone caught would face the wrath of the law.
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