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XMAS CELEBRATION: LAGOS CBD BEGINS SENSITISATION CAMPAIGN

As
part of measures to ensure a hitch-free and safe shopping within the
Lagos Island Business Districts during yuletide, the Office of the
Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business Districts, Mr.
Olarenwaju Elegushi has commenced sensitisation of traders, customers
and visitors against street trading, parking on the bridges and dumping
of waste on the streets and drainages.

Speaking
during commencement of the campaign, Elegushi said the initiative was
part of measures to ensure that the business district is clean and
healthy to do business during the period, adding that the enlightenment
programme was necessary, in view of the high number of visitors expected
at the business district and the attendant security, sanitation and
traffic challenges.

“We
have printed enlightenment materials to further educate visitors and
traders within the CBD zone especially Balogun, UBA/Tinubu,
Ereko/Martins, Alli Balogun and Nnamdi Azikiwe streets, outer and inner
Marina as well as Idumota axis  to ensure that everyone coming to the
Island on daily basis for business and private visits are abreast of the
need to keep the business district safe and clean”, he stated.

While
urging Lagosians to be vigilant during the yuletide period, Elegushi
said the CBD enforcement unit and other government agencies are fully
prepared to ensure that hitches and other security challenges
associated with the high influx of shoppers and traders into the Island are curtailed and well managed.

He
also disclosed that CBD enforcement Unit, in conjunction with other
government agencies, has commenced joint patrol of CBD enclaves during
the day to ensure that traffic and security challenges are addressed.

The
Special Adviser, therefore, called on street traders displaying their
goods along walkways as well as motorists parking on bridges to desist
from the practice as the State will continue to arrest defaulters.

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