The Oyo State Government has begun the implementation of “no roadside trading,’ with a bid to reduce preventable accidents and loss of lives, occasioned by gridlocks that are usually attached to ember months.
Street trading is a form of squatting that involves perpetual movement that may occur within established market places or around road intersections which results to several negative impacts on physical environment such as traffic congestion, environmental pollution, and aesthetically unpleasing environment.
The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), Mogaji (Dr.) Akin Fagbemi, while monitoring the friendly enforcement at the Mokola roundabout axis of the state on Tuesday, said, the agency embarked on the exercise for routine work in order to ensure that the people are safe in the state, ahead of the ember months.
The agency last week charged over forty traffic offenders to court.
Fagbemi while urging full compliance stressed that the exercise will be continua till street trading is discontinued across the state.