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Iyaloja urges govt to control street trading

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By Motolani AbdulGafar

The Iyaloja of Jakande Estate Retail Market, Chief Mrs Stella Adebiyi, has warned marketers against street trading, urging the local council authority to put up control to save lives and environment.

She noted that people trading on the streets including the buyers are exposed to dangers.

According to her, the current economic situation has propelled many people to venture into street trading just to provide food for their family though, trading on street is more dangerous.

She said apart from being susceptible to accidents, the traders always cause traffic holdups on the major roads.

She added that the children are more at risk as some of the traders engage their children in their business transactions on the road.

She appealed to them to consider the dangers in street trading while struggling for economic balance in their households.

Adebiyi further urged the government to put up strict rules against street trading, while appealing to the traders to strictly comply by the rules.

She also implored the buyers to desist from patronising the street traders to avoid the dangers of accident on the road.

She particularly warned against engaging the children in the street trading, saying they are supposed to be in school not in the market.

Iyaloja also called for proper management of spaces within the market to accommodate more traders.