In its continuous efforts to rid the state of the menace of street trading, operatives of the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps and the Kick Against Indiscipline, on Tuesday, dislodged street traders around Aunty Kenny in the Agric area of Ikorodu.
A statement by the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources said the dislodgement was part of measures to sustain zero tolerance for street trading in the state.
It read, “Operatives from the LAGESC/KAI on Tuesday dislodged recalcitrant street traders on the kerb at Aunty Kenny Agric on lkorodu Road as part of measures to sustain the zero tolerance for street trading.
Similar enforcements were carried out on Monday at Oshodi-Mushin Road, Ojuelegba Road, Yaba-Muritala Muhammed Way, Oyingbo under the newly constructed bridge, inner and outer Marina-CMS, Victoria lsland and Lekki areas of the state, following directives of the Commissioner in the ministry, Tokunbo Wahab.
According to a statement, many of the defaulters were arrested in the course of enforcement and taken to the LAGESC/KAI headquarters where they were handed over to the appropriate section for interrogation and prosecution.
The commissioner also gave directives to operatives of LAGESC/KAI and other related agencies to sustain the dislodgment and ensure that the traders do not return to the areas.