Lagos Assembly Condemns Incessant Harassment of Coconut Sellers

Written by O'News Blog

Sequel to the protest against the seizure of 1,450 bags of locally sourced coconut on Oct. 27 by men of the Nigeria Customs Service along Agbara road, Lagos, the Lagos State House of Assembly has condemned the incessant harassment of the coconut sellers and seizure of locally sourced coconuts by the men of the Nigerian Customs Service.
The traders under the auspices of Lagos State Coconut Sellers and Traders Association (LASCOSTRAS) in their hundreds had staged the protest at the Palace of Akran of Badagry and Badagry Local Government Secretariat in Ajara earlier in the month.
At the plenary session today at the House noting that there are more than Ninety-six (96) Communities within Badagry whose sole means of livelihood is Coconut, Coconut products and fishing business observed their displeasure.
The House also noted concerns that unless the activities and excesses of the operatives are urgently checked, a lot of small and medium scale businesses would collapse with dire consequences on the economy of the State.

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