Africa-Press – Nigeria. Oyo State Government has disclosed that it has arrested and prosecuted no fewer than 44 violators of street trading.
The offenders were arrested along Agodi Secretariat, Ibadan North and Salvation Army/Ogunpa Ibadan NorthWest.
Others are; Anajere Market Academy, Iwo road, in Lagelu and Egbeda Local Government areas in Ibadan, the state capital.
The exercise, according to the state government, was carried out on Thursday.
Director of Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Rotimi Babalola, made these disclosures in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Friday.
Babalola, in the statement said that the exercise was carried out in order to ensure that streets get more sanitized and environmental friendly.
He added that the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mrs Modupe Adeleye, mobilised a team of Directors of the Ministry and Officers of Oyo State Road Transport Maintenance Agency (OYRTMA) and the Environmental Task Forces, for the enforcement in markets within Ibadan metropolis.
“The Oyo State Government, on Thursday, arrested and prosecuted 44 violators of street trading, along Agodi Secretariat, Ibadan North, Salvation Army/Ogunpa Ibadan NorthWest, Anajere market, Academy, Iwo road, in Lagelu and Egbeda Local Government areas of the state.
“This was a follow-up to the myriad warnings and sensitization against street trading by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.”