We heard that the Lagos State Government gave all street traders, hawkers and roadside mechanics in the Marina area of the state 72 hours to vacate or face the law.
The 72 hours quit notice was made known in a statement given by the Special Adviser to the Governor on the Central Business District Agboola Dabiri which he said was a directive from Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
According to him, the master plan for the state has no place for mechanics and street traders operating under the bridges, roadsides and walkways on the Marina axis of the state.
”We seek total compliance with this directive given to mechanics to vacate within 72 hours. There is no place for roadside mechanics, street trading and illegal shanties on Marina.
”The Lagos State Government has observed with dismay the gross abuse of environmental laws and urban planning by the roadside automobile engineers, mechanics and street traders on the Island. The environmental abuse can no longer be tolerated which necessitated the decision to check the illegalities.”
”The environmental abuse can no longer be tolerated which necessitated the decision to check the illegalities,” he noted.