The Lagos State Government on Saturday announced restriction on the activities of cart pushers and wheel barrow operators in the State, saying that their exercises were displeasing to the environmental sanitation in the State.
According to a statement marked by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tunji Bello, the State Government said that with the flag off of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), the continuous activities of cart pushers will pose a obstacle to the achievement of the activity.
Bello said that investigations had additionally revealed that the cart pushers are responsible for the greater part of the illicit dumping of waste in trenches and street medians around evening time which causes flooding, including that aside constituting environmental hazards, they pose security threats.
“What the State Government has discovered is that these set of people use the night to perpetrate all sorts of dastardly acts. They dump refuse indiscriminately on the median of major roads and highways. They also pose serious security threats because they use those carts to hide arms and ammunitions and hide under the guise of carrying refuse to rob unsuspecting residents”,
“The State Government has declared zero tolerance for the activities of cart pushers and wheel barrow operators. Security agencies in the State have been directed to ensure that those found still operating are arrested and prosecuted according to the State Environmental Laws.”
“The law also applies to residents who patronise cart pushers. It is an offence and the State Government would not hesitate to enforce the law to put a stop to such practice,” Bello said.