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Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Lagos Issues Quit Notice To Traders With Containerized Stores And Other Forms Of Stalls Under Eko Bridge

Lagos issues quit notice to traders with containerized stores and other forms of stalls under Eko Bridge
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Lagos State Government today issued a notice of quit to all traders with containerized stores and other forms of stalls at Ebute-Ero's Oke Arin Market under the Eko Bridge that had recently been fired for immediate relocation.

In a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, the State Government called on all traders under the Bridge, including those not affected by last Sunday's fire incident, to move from the present location.

He added that people with various structures under the Eko Bridge who engaged in one form of selling activity or the other are also affected.

The statement added that the State Government can not fold its hands and watch the lives of the majority of people exposed to avoidable risks, stressing that the traders ' continued trading practices are placing the Eko Bridge's reputation at risk.

Bello added that all traders and those who have constructed various types of shanties under the Eko Bridge must find alternative places to trade as the government of the state will soon erect a fence all around the city.

He said continuing trading under the Eko Bridge will affect the bridge and the possibility of endangering the lives of several thousand people who make daily use of the bridge.

He said the state government has ordered the security agencies to control the immediate relocation of all traders under the bridge from the present location and also to ensure that no one is allowed to continue trading under any circumstances under the Eko Bridge.

Bello also advised the local authorities to refrain from authorizing anyone to trade or build some sort of structures under the Eko bridge or its surroundings because such unbridled activities are always counter-productive.

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