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Osun Assembly Moves Against Street Trading, Illegal Markets

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The Osun House of Assembly on Thursday said it was determined to outlaw street trading and illegal markets in the state.

The Speaker of the House, Mr Najeem Salaam, said this at plenary in Osogbo during the consideration of a bill on street trading and illegal markets.

Salaam said it would become an offence for any person to engage in street trading or to operate an illegal market in the state once the bill was passed into law.

He said the law would ensure a clean environment, adding that this was one of the cardinal aims of the government.

Salaam, who noted that street trading had claimed many lives on the highways, added that the bill, when passed, would check this.

“This bill is meant to ensure that we cleanse our environment and this will portray us as serious people who understand the importance of cleanliness.

“When it becomes law, it will take care of the welfare and hygiene of our people and also secure the lives of the people that hawk on the highways,’’ he said.

According to the bill, anyone caught engaging in street hawking as a first offender will pay N2,000 fine without imprisonment.

The bill also stated that a second offender will pay N3,000 fine without imprisonment while a third offender would pay N5,000 fine or face three months imprisonment.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the towns in which the bill will take effect when it becomes law are Osogbo, Ede, Ile-Ife, Ilesa, Iwo and Ikire,

Others are Ikirun, Ila-Orangun and Ejigbo, with an authority to be given to the governor to extend it to other towns. (NAN)

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