One Way to Handle the Lagos Hawking Issue
Chidi Williams
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Brilliant idea. Although, do you know the reason they banned hawkers?

The main issue here might not be under-age hawkers or not having enough data on all hawkers.

It might just simply be:

  • The cases of hawkers that die on the road. (read: I’ve heard of BRTs killing people)
  • Black market/fake goods being sold to citizens and foreigners alike.

Any of these could be the main issue here. So whilst getting their data might be helpful, maybe the government just sees hawking as too dangerous/shameful a trade.

And they should, maybe register them and slowly transition them to other trades.

This was a fantastic read Divine.

Cheers.

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