Lagos task force targets street vendors in Oshodi and Apongbon

Yesterday, the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses Unit, also known as Task Force, removed illicit traders from the highways, roadsides, kerbs, and railroad tracks in various parts of the metropolitan area through enforcement operations.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu issued directives to government environmental enforcement agencies charged with restoring sanity on the walkways, highways, and rail tracks, which resulted in the simultaneous operations supervised by Chief Superintendent of Police Shola Jejeloye.

Jejeloye disclosed that numerous notices were delivered to traders, particularly those at the Oshodi rail track, where the agency conducted a sensitization warning on May 23, 2023, to discourage their return.

He stated, “We sent them (the merchants) warnings two years ago, but they did not comply. We served notices at Fagba, where some individuals constructed shanties, and at all kiosks from Fagba to Pen Cinema and Isokoko, thereby denying motorists and pedestrians unrestricted movement along that axis.”