CDHR vows to sue Lagos over law banning street trading
The Lagos State Chapter of Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has vowed to sue the State Government if it goes ahead to implement its law banning street trading.
The group, at a briefing addressed by its State Chairman, Comrade Alex Omotehinse,said its decision became imperative after the State Governor; Mr Akinwunmi Ambode threatened to commence total implementation of the law banning street trading in the state.
Omotehinse said although the group was not totally against government policies on street trading, it would keep protesting until government provided alternative means that would improve economic conditions of many Lagosians.
“It must be very clear to all that the CDHR Lagos branch does not entirely oppose the government policies, especially the street trading and illegal market law but in a society where the government itself is lacking in its social welfare responsibility, the law is nothing but anti-masses law without human face.