Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Ondo state government places outright ban on street trading

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Ondo State Government has placed total ban on trading along the vehicular traffic lanes, pedestrian paths and walkways on major market corridors in Akure, the state capital.

This followed the setting up of the Committee on Waste Management and in its bid to instill sanity, especially in Akure.

The ban also includes artisans such as vulkanizers whose activities impede free flow of vehicular traffic, especially on the market corridors .

Information and Orientation Commissioner, Donald Ojogo in a statement said traders and artisans who have encroached on the main road and walkways at Arakale Market and Oja Oba along Oba Adesida road must vacate such unauthorised trading spots with effect from Monday.

He said the directive became pertinent in view of the abuse and brazen disregard to the status of Akure as State capital, stressing that it is a major source of concern that vehicular and pedestrian traffic now contend for space amid trading activities on same spots.

Ojogo noted that in order for the directive to be fully obeyed, the State’s Special Task Force shall swing into action for effective enforcement and compliance from Monday.