Cross River State government has banned roasting and hawking of roast corns in Calabar over alleged pollution.
In a statement signed and released by the Chairman, Cross River Pollution Control Agency, Mr. Tony Adinye, the ban which takes effect from August 1st, seeks to purge hawkings on major highways particularly the Murtala Mohammed highway, Calabar.
Mr. Tony Adinye emphasized that the activities of hawkers especially corn sellers along the Murtala Mohammed highway, have become a public nuisance which must be stopped.
Hence, the ban is aimed at sanitizing the Calabar metropolis of unwholesome practices which are not environment friendly and which the hawkers are notorious for.
While also commenting on the economic condition of the country, Mr. Tony Adiye noted that he is not unaware of the economic challenges of the hawkers; hence, recommend that they relocate to interior streets on or before August 1st.
He said defaulters face arrest and sanction from the state government.