Oyo moves to enforce ban on street trading




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IBADAN – The on Thursday said it was to enforce the ban on street trading.
The Commissioner for and Habitat, Mr Lawrence Adewale, stated this in Ibadan at a press conference  to mark this year’s World Day.
‘‘The ministry would soon move out in full force to enforce the   banning  street trading as it is to sell on the .
“It is true that we have relaxed a little bit, thinking that would have understood the effects of trading on streets.
“ But since things are going back to how it used to be, we would enforce the that bans street trading, ” he said.
The Nations has declared June 5 as the commemorative date for environmental sanitation.
Adewale said directors in the ministry had been instructed to move to the streets to ensure  compliance with  environmental laws.
“Either YES-O cadets are on ground or not, directors have the mandate to be on the   as sanity be brought back,’’  he said.
The commissioner also said the ministry had engaged the of the state security outfit, Operation Burst, to security for  officials would be on the .
 “We have seen that after 4.00 p.m., still go on the roads to hawk, we have put in place  24- hour surveillance.
Adewale also said the state government had begun to take over  abandoned structures and bushy  land following the recent discovery of a robbers’ den in Soka, Ibadan.
 “If you see any area that is full of forest or abandoned buildings or unkempt , let know so that we take over such place,’’ he said. (NAN)