Ladipo Market Reopens

Lagos Govt Lists Conditions For Reopening Ladipo Market

…LAWMA Demand Compliance To Environmental Laws

Yemisi Izuora

Ladipo auto spare parts market in Mushin has been reopened for business by Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), after substantial compliance with rules and regulations, to sustain clean and hygienic environment in the market. Oriental News Nigeria reports that the market was shut last month for sundry environmental infractions, including improper waste disposal and several unhygienic practices. This latest development was made known on Friday, by the Head of Public Affairs of LAWMA, Mr. Hakeem Akinleye,

who disclosed that the market was reopened, having met the demands set for the resumption of business activities there. He revealed that the leadership of the market had signed an undertaken to not breach any waste management laws and that, if they and any other market in the state should violate any of the state’s environmental laws, the extant laws of the state would be brought to bear on them. Mr. Akinleye stated that the Authority would not condone any form of indiscriminate waste dumping and other environmental infractions, especially at market facilities across the state, adding that such acts had attendant negative consequences on the environment and residents.

He said further that LAWMA would continue to monitor the situation at Ladipo market and other marketplaces, to ensure full compliance with the environmental laws of the state, warning that the Authority would clamp down on errant shopping centers whose activities pose dangers to the environment. Akinleye appealed to residents to imbibe the attitude of keeping the environment clean at all times, by bagging their wastes and patronising assigned PSP operators, adding that LAWMA was totally committed to making Lagos cleaner and livable for all.

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