THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – In the effort to create a cleaner, hygienic and aesthetically resplendent environment under the present administration, the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) is ready to launch a zero tolerance exercise against street trading.
The body will employ advocacy and liaison with appropriate stakeholders before full scale enforcement and implementation of the exercise is undertaken, report says.
CP Akinpelu Gbemisola (rtd), the Corps Marshal of LAGESC, disclosed this on Monday at Alausa, Ikeja, during an advocacy campaign to Mrs Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, President-General of the Association of Commodity Women and Men of Nigeria.
Akinpelu explained that:
‘The present administration of His Excellency, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has maintained its administration’s resolve towards a greener and cleaner environment, it is, therefore, important to seek for the support of your association and members to key into this vision towards ensuring adequate synergy to completely eradicate street trading, hawking, indiscriminate dumping of refuse and other environmental nuisance in Lagos State as it relates to our market places.’
Tinubu-Ojo appreciated the corps’ move to sanitise the environment and agreed to partner with the agency in the area of advocacy to traders in markets across the state.