‘Business activities have returned to Ogba, Lagos as most shops that have been under lock and key for days in compliance with the order from Lagos state Ministry of the Environment have been reopened.
The partial reopening of the shops and kiosks in the area, encomium.ng gathered, started taking effect since yesterday, Thursday, November 2, 2017, after the officials from the Ministry of the Environment have inspected the project. Buying and selling have since kicked off which has made place lively again unlike the situation it was for the past few days when it was sealed.
According to the shop owners in the area, there’s no more display of goods by the roadside which was the usual practice. And anybody that does anything contrary to that will be made to face the consequences of his or her action.
One of the traders at one of the shops at Ogba bus stop, Mr. Martin who spoke to encomium.ng today, Friday, November 3, 2017, expressed joy for returning to business, days after the compulsory holiday which has paralysed economic activities in the vicinity. He, however, prayed the rule is followed to the letter so that the environment can remain clean and there won’t be any hindrance to free flow of traffic anymore.
“Anyway, everybody is happy now that this place has been reopened now after some days we have been idle. I think it’s a good idea if it can be sustained for long. As you can see, no one is allowed to display any good by the roadside again apart from newspapers vendors. It’s painful most of us have lost a lot of money for that one week closure but we will surely bounce back now that we have reopened. This place was reopened yesterday, Thursday, November 3, 2017. Since, business has starred gradually.Most of our customers have started returning. We only pray we can keep it like this for long, this place will be clean and there will be a free flow of traffic.
“Now, you must not allow anybody display his or her goods even in front of your shop, let alone extend such to the roadside. If you do, the two of you will face the music.”