Environmental nuisance: Task Force serves 24-hr quit notice to furniture traders

LAGOS State Task Force has served all new/fairly used furniture traders on road setbacks and walkways along Oshodi-Mile 2 Expressway 24-hour quit notice, saying the notice was served to the affected people due to environmental nuisance being constituted by them.

Chairman of the Task Force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed this in a statement issued by the Agency’s spokesperson, Mr Taofiq Adebayo Taofiq, declaring that no responsible and responsive government would tolerate heavy environmental degradation being perpetuated by these illegal traders around that axis.

Egbeyemi said illegal shanties constructed by these illegal traders who specialise on new/fairly used furniture from Oshodi to Mile 2 particularly around ‘Itire’ and ‘Ijesha’ area had now become an abode for criminals.

“Residents around these areas could no longer sleep with their two eyes closed because of criminal activities being perpetrated by some miscreants and hoodlums who pretended to be new/fairly used furniture traders around Itire and Ijesha axis,” he said.

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He warned residents living around Oshodi to Mile 2 areas to desists from dumping refuse on the median, road setbacks and walkways, saying the warning became imperative as anyone caught dumping refuse at undesignated spots by would be charged to court for prosecution.

Egbeyemi enjoined members of the public to properly package and dump their refuse inside waste-bin provided by ‘Cleaner Lagos Initiative’ at different designations across the state.

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