Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has said that Ladipo Market, Mushin, was shut for sundry and persistent environmental infractions, which they failed to redress despite several warnings from the Authority.
The Authority, in a press release on Friday, highlighted the deplorable state of the environment within and around the market, due to flagrant acts of improper waste disposal, capable of causing disease outbreak in the area
LAWMA said the market would remain shut until the traders turned a new leaf, by adhering to the environmental laws of the state, put in place to protect the environment and residents.
It appealed to other markets and business centers in Lagos to shun indiscriminate dumping of refuse and other related environmental offences, noting that the Authority would leave no stone unturned in making sure defaulters are adequately penalised, to serve as deterrent to others.
The Authority urged traders in markets across the state, as well as other residents, to support LAWMA in its efforts to rid the environment of waste pollution, adding that people should patronise assigned PSP operators and pay their waste bills promptly.
For inquiries on waste management related issues in your area, please call LAWMA toll-free numbers: 07080601020 and 617 (for GLO users).
Akinleye Hakeem Kayode
Assistant Director, Public Affairs