In furtherance of the directives of Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to rid Oshodi and its environs of environmental infractions, joint teams of the Lagos Environmental Sanitation (LAGESC), Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce), Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have intensified enforcement against street traders, hawkers converting lay-bys to shops, illegal car parking which obstructs free flow of vehicular movements among other infractions.
The Corps Marshal of the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), CP Gbemisola Akinpelu (retd) made this disclosure at the Command Headquarters of the Agency, Bolade-Oshodi. According to her, ‘‘the directives of the Governor of Lagos State has made it known that Oshodi must be rid of all environmental infractions and this is why LAGESC, Taskforce and LASTMA will keep collaborating to achieve results’’.
The Corps Marshal revealed that the operation is one that will be continuous and geared towards clearing Oshodi of street trading, hawking, displaying wares for sale on pedestrian bridges and those who convert bridges to place of abode, walkways, lay-bys, medians among other environmental infractions which contravenes the State Environmental Laws 2017.
Akinpelu however advised street traders, hawkers and defaulters to stay within designated markets for trading and obey the environmental laws of the State as anyone who falls short will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Also commenting on the operation, the Chairman, Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce), CSP Shola Jejeloye explained that the operation is in line with the Governor’s directives at restoring Oshodi to its clean and orderly nature and rid its environs of all encumbrances.
On his part, the General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr. Bolaji Oreagba stressed on the significance of the Governor’s directives which includes clearing all areas around Oshodi of vehicular infractions to ensure free flow of vehicular movement.