Prof. Ben Ayade led administration has banned hawking and roasting of corn on major highways, especially the Murtala Mohammed Highway in Calabar.
This was announced on Thursday July 21, via a statement released by Mr Tony Adinye, Chairman, Cross River Pollution Control Agency.
Adinye who noted that they have noticed with displeasure, the unwholesome activities of hawkers of various wares, especially corn sellers along the Murtala Mohammed Highway and major streets in the Calabar metropolis, said the hawk ban decision was taken to sanitise the metropolis of every form of environmental pollution and bring decency to the aesthetic of the state.
Hawkers and corn sellers have been instructed to relocate to interior streets on or before August 1. The state government said failure to comply would lead to arrest and severe sanctions.