LASG clears street traders around schools

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A special squad of operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps and the Kick Against Indiscipline, on Monday, cleared street vendors who were showcasing their merchandise around certain schools in the state

The officials also dismantled makeshift structures utilized by the street vendors along the boundary walls of the schools.

The impacted schools include Ategbo Nursery and Primary School, Ijegun Road, Old Garage Bus Stop, Ijegun, and the Local Government Primary School, Pako Bus Stop, Abaranje Road in the Ikotun area of the state.

In a statement released on Monday, the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources clarified that the eviction and demolition occurred after the expiration of “served statutory notices on clear breaches of the provision of the 2017 Lagos State Environmental Management Planning Law.

It said, “Following a widespread trend that is not only worrisome but very unacceptable about our school environment, Honourable Commissioner, Tokunbo Wahab, on Monday gave a go-ahead for special squad operatives of LAGESC/KAI to dislodge street traders and demolish shanties on the perimeter fence of Ategbo Nursery and Primary School, ljegun Road, Old Garage bus stop, and Local Government Primary School, Pako bus stop, Abaranje road, lkotun, Lagos State.”

“The operation followed the expiration of served statutory notices on clear breaches of the provision of the 2017 Lagos State Environmental Management Planning Law as it concerns illegal structures by the perimeter fence/roadside, erecting structures on the drainage alignment and operating in a filthy environment.”