As the Eid-El Kabir celebration is fast approaching, Ogun State Government has warned traders against converting land spaces in the state to emergency ram and livestock markets.
Traders who converted land spaces across the state to an emergency ram and livestock markets have been warned to desist from doing so.
Ogun State Government gave this warning just as the 2021 Eid-El Kabir celebration is fast approaching across the world.
This was stated in a statement by Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Mr. Ola Oresanya and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Thursday.
The warning became necessary because the emergency markets were not only illegal, but were operated under unhealthy and filthy environment which debased the aesthetic beauty of their surroundings and contravenes the Ogun State Environmental Laws.
Oresanya stated: “The traders in these markets aside from operating illegally, deface the land spaces with wastes and animal droppings while those of them that trades in livestock especially chickens and turkeys litter the spaces with blood clot and other foul smelling wastes which will contaminate the environment and spread diseases.
“Some of these emergency markets are also operated on road sides which results in unnecessary gridlocks to commuters and at the same time expose traders and their customers to avoidable vehicular mishaps which may result in loss of lives.”
Oresanya hereby warned those planning to operate such emergency markets during this Salah celebration to have a rethink and move their trading activities to established and legal markets or face the consequences.
He added that the sanitation and health officers would be on duty across the state during the celebration to enforce the new order and prosecute offenders.