By Rotimi Ojomoyela
Ado-Ekiti—Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has declared that any trader caught displaying wares on major streets of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital would be severely dealt with.
This is just as the Governor’s wife, Mrs Feyisetan Fayose read riot act to parents who engage their children in hawking during the school hours.
The governor also appealed to traders displaced by the reconstruction of the Erekesan Market in Ado-Ekiti to move to alternative sites provided by the state government.
In a statement yesterday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the governor said street trading and blocking roads with wares would no longer be tolerated.
The governor, who visited areas such as Bisi Market, Ojaba and Atikankan areas of Ado-Ekiti, frowned at the recalcitrant attitude of some traders who refused to move to authorised places for trading.
Meantime, Mrs Feyisetan Fayose, urged people of the state not to hesitate to arrest any erring parents involved in sending their children out on hawking when they are supposed to be in school.
Speaking in Ado Ekiti yesterday during a programme marking the international Day of the Girl-Child, Mrs Fayose who along with some women leaders participated in a live programme on EKTV, said the state government has promulgated a law prohibiting hawking by school age child between the hours of 8 am -2pm
Mrs Fayose also warned the girl child against indulging in any promiscuity, saying act is capable of who according ruining their future.
She lamented the increasing cases of rape which has now gained currency in the country, saying should avoid wearing revealing clothes.