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Lagos to jail Street Hawkers & those Patronizing Them by nairaway(m) : 11:06 am On Jul 02, 2016



The Lagos State Government has declared that it had begun a total enforcement of the law prohibiting street trading and hawking. The state government said that the law would be implemented in every part of the state.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, said during a live programme on TVC that the renewed enforcement was in line with Section One of the Lagos Street Trading and Illegal Market Prohibition Law 2003.

The governor, while sympathising with the family of a street hawker knocked down by an articulated truck while trying to evade arrest from officials of Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI, along Maryland bus stop on Wednesday, regretted that the situation led to the destruction of public assets.

He said, “It is not in our DNA to allow someone to just die by road accident or the way it happened in respect of the incident. But beyond the fact that we lost one person while crossing the road as a result of evading arrest by KAI officials, I need to tell Lagosians that over 49 buses were actually destroyed and it is costing us like almost N139m to put those buses back on the road.”

The governor said the state executive council consequently resolved to enforce the law, which according to him, makes hawkers and buyers liable of the offence.

Ambode said, “The issue is we need to enforce our laws because we already have a law in respect of that and then there is a clause in it which says the buyer and the seller are both liable and that we are going to fine them either N90,000 or a six month jail term.

“What we are doing on traffic is that we are introducing new strategies to eliminate traffic, but Lagos, being a cosmopolitan city, you cannot totally eliminate it. Now this is the case, in the next few days, you will see on the street of Lagos signs that will be warning you that buyers and hawkers should be aware that there are consequences.”

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