Osun State Government has announced a ban on display of wares on roads across the state, warning that anyone caught displaying wares on the road will be prosecuted.
This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, in a statement obtained in Osogbo on Wednesday.
Egbemode, who said the decision to ban street trading was taken at the State Executive Council meeting.
The statement read in part, “The state government is worried about the increasing danger that roadside display of wares is posing to residents and citizens. The SEC today set up a Special Task Force to stop the trend.
“This team will pay unscheduled visits to the markets and arrest those obstructing traffic with their wares.”
The team will work with the Federal Road Safety Corps and other law enforcement agencies to ensure safety in our markets.
“The state can no longer fold its arms while some traders in our markets, especially weekly markets take over the motorways and pedestrian walkways with their wares. The ugly and unsafe trend must stop.”