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Obe bans illegal commercial activities at Jakande Gate

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By Olushola Okewole

Determined to ease the traffic congestion and environmental menace experienced at Jakande Gate, Ejigbo, the Chairman of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Monsurudeen Bello Obe has warned the traders to stop illegal street trading at Jakande Gate.

Illegal transport operations and trading are impeding traffic at the gate causing motorists and commuters the loss of man hours.

Obe also ordered that the Okada riders, Tricycle and commercial bus operators should stop parking to pick passengers at the point, saying the government would henceforth arrest the offenders.
“Henceforth, there should be no form of buying, selling and stopping at Jakande Gate. The illegal market that runs there has caused enough difficulty for road users, hence, it must stop,” he warned.

Hon. Monsurudeen Bello (Obe)

The chairman reiterated that whenever the Law Enforcement Agencies apprehend any violator or offender, no one should call on the Local Council for assistance as the Local Council would not help anyone found contributing to lawlessness and disorderliness.

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He urged owners and operators of legal businesses around the axis urged to contribute their quota to the development of that area, as it would help their businesses to grow.
He added that their effort and developmental contributions should be seen as a way of giving back to the Community.

As part of the effort to make the Jakande Gate axis free of traffic, the chairman said the council would rehabilitate alternative roads.

His words: “Our government will ensure total reconstruction of Kashimawo Alimi road with over N2miilion. The 550-metre long road expected to form part of a long lasting solution to traffic in that area will be completed with standard concrete drainages on both sides with asphalt on or before December 31, 2019.

“Kashimawo Alimi Street is expected to be an alternative route to reduce congestion on the Jakande axis and the Local Council is ready to fix the road in just four months which no doubt, will require a lot of commitment, courage, funds and hard work.

“Also, Church Street, Adeagbo and Furniture Road are also expected to undergo a face-lift, while we expect NURTW to use this route as parking spot henceforth.”

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