The Yaba LCDA environmental defender corps sprang into action as they stormed Sabo Market on the morning of Tuesday 16th April to clear all illegal road side traders that constituted environmental nuisance to the pedestrians.

The exercise which began at about 10.10am was led by the Executive Chairman, Hon. AbdulRaheem Olajide Jimoh. He was furious at the traffic bottleneck along the Oyadiran Estate end of the Commercial Avenue caused by the activities of road side traders and illegal packing on both sides of the road despite the activities of Lagos State Government to make our environment more friendly and conducive for people to live.

He ordered the removal of all double parked vehicles on the road to ease the traffic bottleneck. He also ordered the dismantling of all illegal kiosks, umbrellas and stands used for trading activities along the road. He warned them to desist as the exercise would be a continuous one.

Also at Jibowu, vehicles of those operating driving schools along the road were impounded for constituting environmental nuisance.

The chairman used the opportunity to visit the premises of Lagos City College to assess the collapsed wall of the School.  Although the administration, equipping and maintenance of Secondary Schools is within the purview of the State Government, he promised the school management that in the next few days, the collapsed fence would be reconstructed.


Members of The Environmental defenders in action at commercial Avenue opp. Sabo Market


One of the vehicles parked on the road                 An Umbrella being dismantled by the defenders.


Goods seized by the defenders                                Members  of the environmental defenders in action.


The collapsed wall of Lagos City College, Sabo


Mrs A. M.Adeniya, Hon. Jide Jimoh & Alhaji Grillo        Hon Jide Jimoh inspecting the college wall



Hon Jide Jimoh, Mr  Segun Wright & Alh. Grillo       One of the hawkers struggling with  some defenders


The commercial Avenue Sabo Market Area after the exercise.


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  1. Leke

    Thank you mr jide jimoh for your visit to Lagos city college. I am very happy for the visit, and it really shows you are not an arm chair, chairman. God bless you as you have promised to re construct the perimeter fence. The principal, the teachers and people will appreciate it and your name would be written in gold of the college.

  2. Bola

    I have known you before now I know you will deliver. Your call to serve is from God. You have done it when you were the chairman of union in Afribank.

  3. Segun

    Mr jimoh, I will like to have a copy of your policy plan. I was with SSG in Alausa and read through your plan and I am interested ito have one, pls..Thks.

  4. Tayo

    Your performance is beyond appraisal. This is a cleared road towards your future ambition. It’s well with you….amen

  5. Kudos to the chairman and defenders. This road trader had came back. Pls, try to visit the place once or twice in a week for a month to curb the bad attitude on our roads.

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