21st July, 2011
The Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI Brigade Mashal General, Captain Danjuma Maigeri (retd), has again warned street traders contravening laws environmental laws to have a rethink and stop displaying their wares on the drainages, walkways and in traffic on the highways, saying that anyone caught would be prosecuted.
Speaking with P.M.NEWS on the purported protest by some youths claiming to be association of street traders in Lagos State who, last week, went to the Lagos State Television house, Alausa, to allegedly register their grievances over the way they were being arrested by KAI officials along the highways and Maryland. Captain Maigeri described the protest as the height of indiscipline and ignorance on the part of the traders, still operating on the streets and highways in Lagos State, of the laws against environmental nuisances. He said intimidation and propagada will not stop KAI officials from enforcing the environmental laws.
There is no responsible government any where in the world that would allow its environment to be degraded with sentiments and propaganda.
“The Lagos State government under Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola has invested huge sums of money on the environment in its efforts to transform the state to a megacity to the admirations of local and international community, making him one of the best governors in Nigeria today.
â€œAs such street traders should keep off major roads in Lagos State to avoid being arrested,â€ he said.