Oyo State Vows To Deal With Stubborn Street Traders

By Kayode Ayeni,Ibadan –

Oyo State Gorvenor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has warned that traders who prefer to display and sell their goods by the roadsides instead of moving into the neighbourhood market stalls freely allocated to them by the State government will soon be dealt with. He said such traders will lose their stalls.

The gorvenor handed down the warning while reiterating the government’s decision against street trading during an unscheduled visit to the neighbourhood market at the Scout Camp in Molete Ibadan.

The market was built and inaugurated in 2013 by the Ajimobi-led administration with over 3000 spaces and lock-up shops, which were allocated to traders free of charge.

Ajimobi stated that the initiative was meant to create a safety net for traders who could not afford to rent a shop.

He said it was part of the administration’s long term plan to eradicate street trading in the state.

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