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Fayemi warns against roadside trading, indiscriminate waste disposal

By Ayodele Afolabi, Ado-Ekiti
28 June 2022   |   2:42 am
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has given a seven days ultimatum to roadside traders at Ọja-Oba and other strategic places in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital, to relocate to Agric Olope

Ekiti Satte governor Dr Kayode Fayemi PHOTO: TWITTER/KAYODE FAYEMI

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has given a seven days ultimatum to roadside traders at Ọja-Oba and other strategic places in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital, to relocate to Agric Olope and Awedele markets within the metropolis.

Fayemi gave the order, yesterday, in Ado-Ekiti at a meeting with stakeholders, including security agencies, market women leaders, transport union leaders, environmental sanitation officers, representatives of government agencies and chairmen Ado-Ekiti local council and local council development areas.

The governor, who lamented the congestion being experienced in the market and its environment, said defaulters of the order would be prosecuted according to the extant environmental laws of the state from July 4, 2022.

He also expressed displeasure at the indiscriminate disposal of refuse on the median of the dual carriage roads in the state capital, adding that enforcement agencies and mobile courts would be instituted in critical places to arrest and immediately prosecute defaulters.

Fayemi said that all the needed facilities to make Agric Olope and Awedele markets conducive had been provided in addition to adequate security, including the presence of Amotekun Corps, to secure life and property in the area.

He, therefore, charged the people of the state and environmental sanitation agencies to complement the government’s efforts at making the state clean and healthy.

He also ordered relevant agencies, committees, local councils and other concerned groups to form a synergy and come up with a roadmap that would form the action plan for implementation within seven days.

Fayemi disclosed that the ongoing bus terminal building in the state capital was part of measures to address indiscriminate commercial car activities and make the road safe for all users.

Earlier, Director-General, Office of Transformation, Strategy and Delivery, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko, said that the meeting was called by the governor to address congestion at Oja-Oba, sanitation of the state capital and other related matters.

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