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Lagos State Frowns Upon Street Trading, Shuts Down Two Markets     

Lagos State shuts down two markets.     

Funsho Akinwale

The Lagos Government, on Friday, shut down two markets in the Lagos Island business district over noncompliance with state environmental laws.

The affected markets included Gbajumo Market, beside Breadfruit, and Berlin Street in the Marina axis.

According to informed sources, the offence committed by street traders was flouting the beautification and design of the market and also erecting and extending their shops to the roads; hencing, dirupting vehicular movement.

Prince Olarenwaju Elegushi, the Special Adviser to the Governor, while speaking during the exercise said that the Lagos State Government forbade anybody from converting the roads, setback, walkways and entire street to markets and parking lot.

“This illegality cannot continue, we shall continue to open and clean up streets and roads that have been converted to markets.

“We will no longer tolerate shanties and extension of shops into the roads,” the Special Adviser said.