Photos: Lagos Taskforce Clampdown On Street Traders At Ikorodu Garage


The Lagos State Taskforce was swamped on Ikorodu Garage. Ikorodu Garage is home to various types of street trading from those selling meat to fruits to mobile phones and so on, in fact, you can do a window shopping in this garage. 60% of Ikorodu traffic can be traced to this garage as the sellers at times block the road in order to sell their wares.

The clearing of the garage was coordinated by Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC). According to pictures made available to AutoReportNG, they made sure that everywhere was cleared and no kiosk or stands were left standing, our source informed us that the clearing was to force the traders to move out of the street permanently and moved into Owutu and Sabo Markets.

The question is, after forcefully evicting them from the street which is a welcome development, will they be able to afford the newly built markets? Are we not going to see another Tejuosho Market in Yaba? These women and men are bread-winners of their home and they need to fend for their family.

We hope the Lagos State Government will do the needful and help to subsidize the fares.

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