44 street traders face prosecution


CITIZENS COMPASS – No fewer than 44 roadside traders have been arrested by the Oyo State Government over environmental offences across the State. 

The traders 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.

They have since been prosecuted. 

The exercise, according to the state government, was carried out on Thursday, July 20, 2023. 

This was disclosed on Friday, July 21, 2023, in a statement, by Director of Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Rotimi Babalola.

He said the exercise was carried out in order to ensure that streets get more sanitized and environmentally friendly. 

According to him, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mrs Modupe Adeleye, mobilised a team of directors from the Ministry and men of the 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.”


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