Traffic Gridlock: Lagos taskforce vows to intensify enforcement against traders and hawkers at Oshodi


In its bid to rid Oshodi and its environs of traffic gridlock, a combined team of the Lagos Environmental Sanitation (LAGESC), Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce), Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) yesterday, vow to intensify enforcement against street traders and hawkers who convert lay-bys to shops and illegal car parks in the area.

The team leaders disclosed this at the Command Headquarters of LAGESC in the Bolade-Oshodi area of Lagos after a joint meeting.

LAGESC Corps Marshal CP Gbemisola Akinpelu (retd), who welcomed the sister agencies to the meeting said the uncoordinated activities of roadside traders and hawkers have been obstructing the free flow of vehicular movements among other infractions.

According to her, ‘‘the directives of the Governor of Lagos State has made it known that Oshodi must be rid of all environmental infractions and this is why LAGESC, Taskforce and LASTMA will keep collaborating to achieve results’’.

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