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Lagos Governor, Sanwo-Olu Orders Immediate Closure Of Ladipo Market In Mushin

Speaking on the development, Wahab underscored the critical importance of environmental hygiene in markets…

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Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the immediate closure of Ladipo Market in Mushin Local Government Area for environmental offences, including reckless waste disposal, unhygienic premises, and non-payment of waste bills.

VerseNews reports that the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab who announced the closure said the market would remain closed until the traders and market stakeholders met the mandatory conditions of redress.

Speaking on the development, Wahab underscored the critical importance of environmental hygiene in markets, noting that it was imperative that markets in the state adhered strictly to environmental laws and regulations put in place for the well-being of residents.

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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.”

He stated that the state government was fully committed to collaborating with market stakeholders, to facilitate necessary adjustments and improvements, to enable them meet required environmental standards, adding that the market would not be reopened for business until set standards were met.

The commissioner said, “Ladipo Market, a prominent hub for automotive spare parts and related services, has been a focal point for environmental concerns due to various activities that contravene established regulations. LAWMA’s intervention is a significant step towards rectifying these issues and bringing the market to compliance”.

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In his reaction, the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said that the closure was expected to allow for a thorough assessment of the environmental impact of the market’s activities and the implementation of necessary remedial measures, serving as a clear signal that LAWMA would not hesitate to take decisive actions, where and when environmental laws were flouted.

“As Lagos State continues to grow and develop, it is imperative that economic activities are conducted in a manner that is sustainable and environmentally responsible. LAWMA’s recent actions demonstrate the authority’s commitment to this cause. The offensive against environmental infractions will continue till sanity is restored in our markets, while the next stop will be illegal markets”, he stressed.

The closure of Ladipo Market follows a similar action taken against Oyingbo, Alayabiagba, Oke-odo markets, and some sections of Tejuosho Market, for serial infractions.

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