The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has demolished shanties and other illegal structures constructed by street traders and traffic vendors, along the First and Second Toll Gates along Lekki-Epe Expressway.
Lawma disclosed this in a post on their Instagram account.
The agency stated that the Lekki-Epe Expressway has become notorious for traffic congestion and other environmental issues largely aided by the illegal activities of the vendors.
Commenting on the exercise, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of LAWMA, Ibrahim Odumboni condemned the activities of the traders.
Odumboni warned that anyone caught trying to re-assemble the structures would be arrested and prosecuted.
“We have declared zero tolerance on street trading along the Lekki-Epe Expressway as these activities have led to significant environmental nuisances and traffic congestion.
“It is our duty to ensure that our city remains clean and habitable for all residents and visitors. Hence, we urge all traders to vacate the expressway immediately and avoid any further environmental infractions.”
The LAWMA boss appealed to residents to take a new approach to how they treat the environment.
Also, he hinted that the crackdown on street trading would be sustained in that axis and extended to others in the metropolis.