Lagos State Has Placed A Ban On Street Hawking And Nigerians Couldn’t Be More Outraged

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July 4, 2016
Following the death of a street hawker who was knocked down by a truck while fleeing arrest from KAI officials on June 29, the Lagos state government placed a ban on street hawking starting from July 1. Being really vocal on social media, Nigerians on Twitter shared their thoughts on this development.

Some Nigerians feel this ban will have a negative impact on the economy.

Some think Lagos state government should’ve done something about the agberos who are a bigger menace.

The hawkers on the streets aren’t hawking because they have better options.

How else are these hawkers supposed to survive?

Some are of the opinion that banning hawkers will not ultimately turn Lagos into a megacity.

These hawkers should be provided with employment alternatives.

Because without a means to survive, many people will resort to crime.

Hawkers do what they do because they have no other choice.

Because these traders played a big part during the election season.

How will Lagosians get through the ridiculous traffic?

Some people even made ridiculous suggestions.

Eyah! Gala manufacturers won’t like this development.

Somebody can’t even buy Ewa Agoyin again.

So people could go to prison for buying ordinary handkerchief.

We hope the Lagos state government takes into consideration the negative impact this ban will have on hawkers if another option for education or employment is not provided.

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