6th December, 2011
At last, officials of Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI, the enforcement arm of the Lagos State Ministry of Environment, have successfully chased away street hawkers who have been defiant of the state government’s ban on trading and hawking along major roads in the state.
This follows the deployment of commander, Mariam Seke, to Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way leading to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, to curb the menace of the hawkers.
When P.M.NEWS visited the area to access the level of enforcement by the KAI operatives and compliance by the hawkers, only newspaper vendors were seen in the ever busy airport road. Prominent among the newspaper vendors were distributors of the fast selling A.M.Sport, a new product from the stable ofÂ Independent Communications Network Limited.
When P.M.NEWS asked commander Mariam Seke how she was able to check the activities of the hawkers, she simply said: “It is the work of God.”
At the time of the visit, a recalcitrant cart pusher was arrested by the KAI official with a cart load of pieces of aluminium .
The cart pusher who gave his name as Abdulahi said what he was carrying was aluminium and not waste product and that he was looking for his daily bread.
â€” Yusuf Muhammed