Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde has suspended the 7-days ultimatum issued to roadside traders to in the state to stop trading in the streets hours before its expiration.
Speaking on Thursday at a stakeholders’ town hall meeting on 2021 budget held at the University of Ibadan, the Governor said he shelved the plans to chase away street traders until the state provides an alternative market where the traders can move to.
“We want to stop people from selling on the street. Some said last week that Seyi Makinde during the campaign said he will not chase anyone away yet the Commissioner for Environment gave a seven days ultimatum to traders to leave the roadside.
“Let it be on record that Seyi Makinde said that until we provide an alternative for those selling on the roadside, we will not chase them away. But once we provide an alternative for them like Scout Camp, we’ll take action. We will make places like Scout Camp functional so that those traders at Challenge, for example, will go there,” Makinde said.