Ekiti Frowns At Trading Along Highways, Warns Of Consequence

Ekiti State Government has warned traders to desist from hawking and displaying their wares along major roads in the state capital.

Speaking during a meeting with representatives of drivers’ union and other stakeholders, the Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Kayode Oso lamented the menace of hawkers on the roads.

Oso said that it was appalling that traffic congestion has persisted in Ado Ekiti in spite of the extension of major roads in the city to dual carriageways, emphasising that goods displayed along the roads often cause obstruction to free flow of traffic and sometimes lead to accidents.

Reiterating the resolve of the Fayose administration to decongesting the roads, the Governor’s aide cautioned that officers of the Traffic Management Agency have been mandated to properly control traffic adding that the officers are authorised to enforce both state and national laws regulating the use of roads.

According to him, appropriate management of road traffic would definitely reduce the incidence and severity of accidents on the roads.

He therefore appealed to all stakeholders to cooperate with the traffic officers in order to achieve the desired objective.

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