The Lagos State Government on Saturday announced the ban on the operations of cart pushers and wheelbarrow operators, saying their activities are inimical to the environmental cleanliness of the state.
The Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello, made this known in a statement in Lagos.
Bello said that with the flag off of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative, the continuous activities of cart pushers would pose a threat to its success.
They dump refuse indiscriminately on the median of major roads and highways.
“They also pose serious security threats because they use those carts to hide arms and ammunition under the guise of carrying refuse to rob unsuspecting residents,” he said.