By Olasunkanmi Akoni
LAGOS—AS part of moves to rid the state of traffic nuisances, operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (Taskforce) Unit and Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps, LAGESC, at the weekend, commenced operation to dislodge illegal trading on road set-backs and walk-ways across the state.
It also arrested seven illegal traders around Ikeja in the process.
Chairman of the taskforce, Chief Superintendent of Police, Mr. Olayinka Egbeyemi said the exercise became necessary to clear the state of illegal traders, hawkers and other environmental nuisances which has been impeding free flow of traffic around Kodesho Street, Medical Road and Ikeja under bridge towards railway line.
Egbeyemi said: “Despite continuous advocacy, enlightenment and appeals from the government some illegal traders and hawkers were still in the habit of violating the extant environmental laws of the…