IBA LCDA moves to end use of major roads for trading, parties and social functions

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The Legislative arm of Iba Local Council Development Area held a public hearing on a bye-law which will make use of major roads for trading or social functions a criminal offence.

At the public hearing held at Iba Town Hall on Thursday,  November 22, Hon. Ibrahim Bakare – the leader of the arm, explained that the bill is to curb unnecessary parking, double parking and distraction on the walkways in the area.

” This bill is in line with the power conferred by section 7 combined with the fourth schedule to the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended in Third Alteration Act 2019 which gives prohibition on public road setbacks/walk-ways (Social Religious and Commercial Function)”, Bakare said.

“Obstruction of public roads for social, religious, or commercial activities either on the major road, walkways, streets setback within the LCDA, or parking along the road is a punishable offence and it normally causes unwanted nuisance within the community.”

Major stakeholders in the LCDA participated in the public hearing and some of them include Oniba of Iba Land and other Baales, Mr Dapo Ajibade (the representatives of the Deputy Governor), Hon. Isiaka Yaya (the Vice Chairman IBA LCDA who represented the Chairman) and other members of IBA LCDA Executive Council.

Representatives of various religious bodies, CDC and CDA leaders, market women, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs), political parties and ethnic groups were also at the event.

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