Lagos shuts Ladipo, Mushin markets – moneyamebo

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  • Ladipo market and Mushin markets in Lagos state have been shut down by the Lagos state government
  • The Lagos state government disclosed that the market was shut down due to numerous environmental violations
  • Lagos State Commissioner of Environment noted that the markets would remain closed until traders and stakeholders meet the environmental requirements of the government.

The Lagos state government has ordered the immediate closure of Ladipo market and Mushin market.

The commissioner for the environment and water resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, confirmed the closure of Ladipo Market, and Mushin markets in Lagos.

Mr. Wahab disclosed that the markets were shut down following several environmental offences including, reckless waste disposal, unhygienic premises, and non-payment of waste bills, among others, PM News reported.

According to Mr. Wahab, the market would remain closed until the mandatory conditions of redress were met by traders and market stakeholders.

Speaking further on the development, he hinted that the move was part of ongoing efforts at instilling compliance in markets around Lagos state.

Mr. Wahab underscored the critical importance of environmental hygiene in markets.

He noted that:

“It is imperative that markets in the state adhere strictly to environmental laws and regulations put in place for the well-being of residents. The closure of Ladipo Market serves as a stern reminder that no entity, regardless of its size or influence, is above the law.”

“The offensive against environmental infractions will continue till sanity is restored in our markets, while the next stop will be illegal markets”, he stressed.

Legit reported that similar action was taken against Oyingbo, Alayabiagba, Oke-odo markets, and some sections of Tejuosho Market, for serial infractions, The Guardian reported.

 

Source: Legit.ng

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