The Lagos State government on Friday sealed Mile 12 International Market and Owode Onirin Market along Ikorodu Road for indiscriminate dumping and burning of refuse.
The Commissioner of Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, who announced the sealing of the markets on Friday morning said the markets were sealed in a joint operation by the personnel of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI).
The Commissioner who said that the markets were sealed on his orders, added that they were also found to be filthy. He also lamented blocked and littered drainages, the menace of illegal and indiscriminate parking and the abandonment of trucks on the major road, thereby impeding the free flow of traffic.
Tokunbo said, “As I instructed, enforcement operatives from LAWMA and KAI in a joint operation in the early hours of today (Friday, October 13) sealed up the Mile 12 International Market and Owode Onirin market along Ikorodu Road for indiscriminate dumping and burning of refuse, filthy environment, blocked and littered drainages, menace of illegal and indiscriminate parking and abandonment of trucks on the major road, thereby impeding free flow of traffic.”
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration has been on a market-sealing and demolition spree. His administration recently sealed the popular Ladipo Auto Parts Market and others in Mushin and some other parts of the state.
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