Lagos bans cart and wheelbarrow operators

Cart ban in line with the Cleaner Lagos Initiative.

Operators of carts and wheelbarrow have been banned from plying their trade in Lagos following new legislation by the Lagos state government.

Describing their activities as "inimical" to the environmental cleanliness of Lagos, the government said the move was in line with the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), a recent push to make the city cleaner, healthier and safer for its residents.

Secretary to the state government Tunji Bello blamed cart pushers for most of the illegal night-time dumping of waste in canals and drains, a practice which leads to flooding.

Bello said that those who continue to operate carts and wheelbarrows in Lagos will face prosecution.