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Market men and women in Ekiti State have been cautioned against displaying their goods on the roads particularly in Ado Ekiti, the State capital.

The State Commissioner for Information, Rt. Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun who gave the warning in Ado-Ekiti, described illegal Street trading as unwholesome and dangerous adding that displaying goods on the road affect free flow of traffic, compound problem of waste management and could cause avoidable accidents with possible loss of lives and property.

According to him, “street trading is a major cause for concern and some of the identified problems include traffic congestion, waste management and unhealthy competition over customers and accidents. Environmental wastes generated by street traders lead to obstruction of drainage systems leading to flooding during rainfall, road dilapidation with most of the street traders only littering the environment but rarely taking part in cleaning up the mess”.

Olatunbosun said that the State Government had built several markets in Ado Ekiti metropolis including the Agric Olope market, Awedele off Iyin road and the Tosin Aluko market along Ikere road to decongest the main Oja Oba, Oja Bisi and Okesha markets.

Stressing that the markets have proper sanitation facilities, good assess roads and suitable security arrangement, Olatunbosun said that efforts are ongoing to relocate the street traders to the more comfortable locations to secure their lives and property and boost their general wellbeing.

He urged traders to take advantage of Government’s gesture by relocating from the hazardous locations they display their wares to more conducive environments provided to enhance their trade and boost their economic status.

The Government spokesman warned that Environmental Officials would frequently visit the markets to ensure compliance and proper sanitation, adding that culprits would be prosecuted according to the State environmental laws.

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  • Oderinde oluwadunsi olayinka
    12:58 pm May 7, 2024

    God will continue to bless you sir

  • Yakubu Busayo SAKA
    3:33 pm May 7, 2024

    I need your help

  • Folayemi Folusho Eniafe
    3:34 pm May 7, 2024

    I need help sir

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