The Lagos State Government has sealed, for violating waste disposal regulations and for sundry unhygienic practices around the markets, constituting grave environmental infractions.


The Director, Public Affairs of the Lagos State Waste Managemnet Agency (LAWMA), Folashade Kadiri, in a statement said the closure of the markets is in a bid to curb mounting environmental health concerns.

According to Folashade the government’s zero tolerance for waste initiative which started last year was still on course, stressing that any market or facility engaging in reckless waste disposal would be sanctioned.


Meanwhile, in another statement, the state commissioner for environment and water resources, Tokunbo Wahab said the only way for markets and traders, is to engage in decent and civilised waste disposal practices as outlined by the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).


Wahab assured residents that the markets would remain sealed until stringent hygiene and waste disposal measures were implemented and compliance maintained, adding that the state government was totally committed to ensuring cleanliness in all parts of the metropolis.

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