CDHR vows to sue La­gos over law ban­ning street trad­ing

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Nu­rudeen Oye­wole, La­gos

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.

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