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Ban on corn sellers in Calabar: Cross River folks berate Ayade’s govt




Criticisms have trailed the ban on roadside roasted corn promoting and hawking by the Cross River State authorities.

Governor Ayade’s authorities two days in the past, ordered roasted corn sellers to vacate main routes within the Calabar metropolis or face arrest.

The directive was contained in a letter signed by the Chairman, Air pollution Management Company within the state, Barrister Tony Adinye

The directive ordered the corn sellers and hawkers to relocate to inside components of city earlier than August 1, 2022.

He mentioned the directive is “in a bid to urgently sanitize the metropolis of each type of environmental air pollution and produce decency to the aesthetics of the state”.

Throughout social media, residents of the state have attacked the federal government over the order, tasking it to, initially, evacuate the heaps of refuse which have inundated town and blocked many main streets for greater than two months.

Peter Akpan mentioned, “This authorities is insensitive and clueless. Is it attainable he corn sellers which are accountable for the wastes all around the as soon as stunning metropolis?”

Bisong Raymond mentioned, ”they don’t have anything essential to do than to deprive poor, hapless people who find themselves eking out a dwelling from nothing”.

Mrs Frances Eno reacted, asking whether or not it’s the maize sellers who’re the key causes of environmental air pollution within the metropolis. She described the federal government as clueless!

They known as on the federal government to rescind the order and permit the corn sellers hustle from the seasonal enterprise.

A corn hawker in Calabar, Madam Nkoyo Ekpenyong, a mom of 4, appealed to the state authorities to melt the directive, including that with such order authorities brokers would instantly start to harass and seize their wares.