Lagos State Government,justified its clampdown on street trading and hawkers, especially in traffic across the state, saying “some robbers disguise as traders in traffic and rob commuters.”
Speaking in an interview, Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Samuel Adejare, argued that commuters, at night, cannot distinguish between genuine traders and robbers.
Adejare lamented that infrastructure in Lagos Island Central Business Districts, CBD, had suffered due to the activities of street traders, who discharge waste indiscriminately.
He said: “We have set up a special Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI, unit to ensure that the CBD remains clean always. Companies make so much money from there. They have to sanitize the area.”