Nasarawa govt. warns against roadside trading in Mararaba, others


By Aluta News

Aug 21, 2023

The Nasarawa State Waste Management and Sanitation Authority (NASWAMSA) has warned traders in Mararba and Masaka areas of Karu Loal Government Area and other parts of the state to desist from selling their items by the roadside.

Mr Abubakar Madaki, the Director General of NASWAMSA, gave the warning in a statement signed by Mr Yusuf Gurku, the spokesperson of the organisation, issued on Monday in Karu.

Madaki, who decried the rise in roadside trading in the some parts of the state, said that the trend was contributing to the gridlock usually experienced by motorists on major roads in the state.

He said that the warning became imperative, adding that the trend was constributing to sanitation problem in the state.

The director general also called on motorists to desist from indiscrimnate parking on the Abuja-Keffi highway, insisting that such practice was also contributing to the traffic congestion around Mararaba and Masaka axis.

“Any motorist or trader caught disobeying this order will face the full wrath of the law”,he said.

The director general also cautioned residents of the state against illegal dumping of waste, noting that indiscriminate dumping of refuse was unlawful.

He maintained that such unwholsome practice was not only harmful to the environment but posed serious risks to human health.

“Even with the skyrocketing practice of illegal dumping, there are officially designated areas with properly integrated waste management systems that should be used for dumping, yet some people are very recalcitrant.

”We cannot longer allow such illegality to continue,” he said.

The NASWAMSA boss urged residents of the state to imbibe the habit of keeping their immediate environment clean and desist from dumping waste on water channels.


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