By Oluwajuwonlo Afolabi, Ibadan
Engr. Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo State has ordered for the demolition of stalls at the popular auto-market ‘Gate’, in Agodi, Ibadan. The Governor was present for the execution of the order at the earlier time of today.
The demolition was in connection with the declaration of the Governor that road-side stalls and trading will not be permitted in the state; as he was committed to putting safety of lives and property first.
Traders lamented the annihilation of their stalls which they described as shocking and unexpected, a trader while reacting to the leveling of the stalls said the decision was ill-timed and it had taken away their means of livelihood.
The razing of the road-side stalls came days after Hon. Oyeleke Idowu, Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources announced that a time had come for turning around the badly-rated condition of environment in the state ; he made this disclosure while touring areas like Iwo-Road in Ibadan, the capital of the state to monitor the state-wide environmental sanitization last week, he warned the residents that defaulters of the environmental orders will not be tolerated.
Recently, comments have been gaining momentum on the worsened maintenance of roads and shabby disposals of waste which has taken over the city of Ibadan under the Makinde-led administration.