Oyo state government through its commissioner of environment and natural resources, Barrister Idowu Oyeleke gave directives to roadside traders to disengage from street trading and move to scout camp market constructed by Late gov Ajimobi within 7 days
Recall that same order was given in September 2020 but was put on hold after the governor stepped in stating that the need to provide basic amenities was a reason behind the delay.
Dr. Oyeleke gave the directive on behalf of the State Government while sensitizing the road side traders yesterday at Molete under bridge, Challenge, Ringroad and Eleyele market in Ibadan, reiterating that the present administration has zero tolerance for street trading, because of the hazards associated with the act.
“It would be recalled that Governor Seyi Makinde had earlier stated that provisions would be made for street traders before disengaging them from the streets.
“To that effect, the Scout Camp Neighborhood market have been made available for the traders to occupy free of charge this year, while they will also be enjoying the essential amenities in the market such as the generating plant, Bore hole water supply and security of the market,” he said.