The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Central Business Districts, Mrs. Bola Olumegbon-Lawal has called on the leadership of market associations within the Ikeja Business District, to prevail on their members to comply with traffic and environment regulations within the business district.
Olumegbon-Lawal made the call at a meeting held on Friday at Alausa with the leadership of the Computer Village Market Association led by the Iyaloja, Mrs. Abisola Azeez Raolat.
She decried the various offences perpetrated by members of the association, especially the conversion of roads to illegal markets as well as allocating selling points to street traders, thereby obstructing vehicular movements. She appealed to the leadership of the Association to prevail on their members to desist from the habit.
The Special Adviser stated that the appeal became necessary because of the belief that market associations in the State are partners in progress and critical stakeholders in the course of finding lasting solutions to the traffic and environmental issues within the business district.
“We are aware that you are our partner in progress and a major stakeholder in finding a lasting solution to the traffic issues within the Ikeja Business District. We recognise that you have control over your members at the local level and I appeal to you to call them to order in ensuring that the traffic situation within this axis improves”, she said.
She also implored street traders using the walkways and kerbs to display their goods as well as motorists parking under the bridges to desist from the practice as the State will continue to impound vehicles and goods parked or displayed in unauthorised areas.
Mrs. Olumegbon-Lawal assured that the present administration is poised to make life easy for both residents, shoppers and traders within the Ikeja business district and will not tolerate illegal activities of miscreants parading as “omonile” in any part of the business district.
She disclosed that nobody or a group of individuals will be allowed to derail the developmental agenda for Lagos State as enshrined in the THEME Plus policy thrust of the state government.
Responding, to the Iyaloja of the Computer Village Market Association, Mrs. Abisola Azeez Raolat pledged the commitment of members to obey and comply with the traffic and environmental laws of the State.
She disclosed that the market association had already put in motion a plan to sanitise the market and its vicinity to ensure that there is a free flow of vehicular movement in and out of the market.