Lagos LG Warns Against Trading On Medians, Walkways

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The Sole Administrator,
Mosan-Okunola Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Dr Rotimi Ogunwuyi Alimosho, has cautioned residents against trading on the recently-refurbished medians at Gowon Estate, Federal Housing Authority.
The state government in collaboration with the council, recently refurbished the estate’s 41 road as well as its medians and walkways.
Ogunwuyi, who spoke in an interview with our correspondent recently in Lagos, said the council would not hesitate to apprehend offenders.
He wondered why traders would have to deface the medians and walkways which he said cost the state government huge amount of money.
According to him, the medians and walkways are not meant for displaying or selling goods ýand residents must adhere to the rules and regulations guiding the Estate.
He said that officials of the council had visited the estate to meet with some Communities Development Associations (CDAs) to discuss on managing the structures within the area.
“We have warned those traders we found on the medians and walkways to remove their goods from there.
“As the next time we visit the area, we would be there with Taskforce to arrest and ensure ýfull compliance,’’ Ogunwuyi said.
Ogunwuyi said the newly-refurbished roads and structures within the estate was a multi million naira project.
“So trading on the structure will destroy it. The life span of the project will not last if the residents do not desist from selling on the structures.
“The residents should be happy that government sponsored such a multi-million naira project in the area and should ensure that the structures are maintainedý,’’ he said.
On the issue of security within the estate, the administrator said the council was liaising with the Police and other security agencies to ensure protection of life and properties.
According to him, a meeting to discuss security matter was held in the council on July 26.
He said the council was also aware of some foreigners, operating as commercial motorcyclists within the estate.
The administrator added that they posed security threats to the residents, stressing that the council was already addressing the issue.
Ogunwuyi said that most of the motorcyclists were untrained, unfamiliar with road ýsigns, traffic rules and regulations.
He added that the council also intended to invite leaders of the cyclists to enlighten them on traffic rules and regulations.
According to him, all parties involved in securing life and properties, including residents should work assiduously to ensure protection of life and properties.