The Lagos State government has announced the closure of another popular market in the state, Alade Market in the Onigbongbo area of the state “over several sanitation and environmental offences.”
The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, who announced the sealing of the market on Wednesday on his X platform (formerly Twitter) handle said that the market was closed for lack of waste bins, filthy environment, illegal burning of refuse by the roadside, indiscriminate dumping of refuse and failure to comply with the rules of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).
“Alade Market in Onigbongbo has been sealed over several environmental infractions such as lack of waste bins, filthy environment, illegal burning of refuse by the roadside, Indiscriminate dumping of refuse, and failure to comply with the rules of @Lawma_gov,” the commissioner wrote.
The Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State government has been on a market-sealing and demolition spree as it recently sealed Alaba International Market in the Ojo area of the state, Mile 12 International Market and Owode Onirin Market along Ikorodu Road for indiscriminate dumping and burning of refuse.
The state government had also sealed the popular Ladipo Auto Parts Market and others in Mushin and some other parts of the state, and other markets in the state for environmental offences.
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