The Lagos state government restated its ban on rams and cows being sold on highways, parks, and medians on Monday.
This is due to the fact that traffic congestion has continued in several parts of the state, notably the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
According to the Niger delta connect news, commercial buses loaded passengers, goats, and cows in the same vehicle in certain regions.
Passengers on the LASU, Ojo, FESTAC, Iyana Ipaja, and Berger lines have also expressed dissatisfaction with the increased transportation fares.
Mr.Tunji Bello, the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, warned in a statement on Monday that anyone discovered selling rams and cows on highways, parks, and medians would not be spared from the law’s enforcement.
‘Sallah celebration: Ban on sales of rams, cows, and road parks still in effect,’ read the message.
He further stated that all waste from the slaughter of rams and other animals, as well as trash from food items, should be properly disposed of after bagging through licensed PSP operators, and that everyone should avoid filthy behavior.
Bello advised anyone planning public activities over the holidays to be environmentally conscious and follow COVID-19 safety measures.
He state, In view of the prevalence of the pandemic COVID-19 and observance of the prescribed safety protocols, everyone must always ensure that they handle waste in the most appropriate ways.
The law against street trading is still in force. Any form of street trading which includes the display of rams on major highways, road medians, walkways, lay-byes, gardens, and parks across the State will not be tolerated.
While it is not unusual for traders to take advantage of the season to market and sell rams and other livestock, this must be done in designated markets without defacing the state’s aesthetics or compromising the wellness and wellbeing of residents.
Source: Our correspondents