• Street beggars, hawkers found in Abuja will be jailed – FCT Special Task Force threatens

    Street beggars, hawkers found in Abuja will be jailed – FCT Special Task Force threatens

    Chairman FCT Special Task Team on Abuja Environmental Protection, Squadron Leader, Abdullahi Adamu Monjel (rtd.) has said that street hawkers and beggars apprehended in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) could be jailed if found guilty by the court.

    Monjel made this disclosure yesterday after he led members of the Task Team on a “show of force” of its security personnel at the Jabi and Wuse Districts of Abuja.

    Monjel, who reiterated that the grace for beggars and street hawkers to vacate the […]

  • Ambode To Stop Okada Riders,Hawkers On The Streets & Highways

    Ambode To Stop Okada Riders,Hawkers On The Streets & Highways

    Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday told commercial motorcycle operators popularly called Okada riders, commercial buses and street hawkers, saying that the state government would no longer tolerate their nefarious activities on the streets and highways.

    He said their actions have caused untold hardship to the people of the state in recent times.

    Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (3rd left), addressing Government House Correspondents on the Security and Traffic Situation in the State, at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on […]

  • Robbers in Lagos disguise as hawkers in traffic to rob commuters – Lagos Govt warns Residents

    Robbers in Lagos disguise as hawkers in traffic to rob commuters – Lagos Govt warns Residents

    Lagos State Government, weekend, justified its clampdown on street trading and hawkers, especially in traffic across the state, saying “some robbers disguise as traders in traffic and rob commuters.”

    Speaking in an interview, Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Samuel Adejare, argued that commuters, at night, cannot distinguish between genuine traders and robbers.

    Adejare lamented that infrastructure in Lagos Island Central Business Districts, CBD, had suffered due to the activities of street traders, who discharge waste indiscriminately.

    He said: “We have set up a special […]