The Ondo State Government has placed a total ban on trading along the vehicular traffic lanes, pedestrian paths and walkways on major market corridors in Akure, the state capital.
A statement released by Mr. Donald Ojogo, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation on Friday said this development followed the setting up of the Committee on Waste Management, and in its bid to instill sanity, especially in Akure.
The ban also includes artisans such as vulkanizers whose activities impede free flow of vehicular traffic, especially on the market corridors .
Put simply, traders and artisans who have encroached on the main road and walkways in Arakale(Market) and Oja Oba along Oba Adesida road, Akure, with their wares are hereby directed to vacate such unauthorised trading spots with effect from Monday, January 11, 2021.
This directive becomes pertinent in view of the abuse and brazen disregard to the status of Akure, the State capital. It is particularly, a major source of concern that vehicular and pedestrian traffic now contend for space amid trading activities on same spots.
In order for the directive to be fully obeyed, the State’s Special Task Force shall, beginning from Monday, January 11, 2021, swing into action for effective enforcement and compliance.
Government emphasises that this move is in the interest of all residents, as the beauty or otherwise of our State Capital speaks volume of our values as a people. It is, therefore, necessary for all concerned to show a high level of understanding for the general good of all.