LAWMA Seals Markets Over Dumping Of Refuse


The Lagos Waste Management Authority has sealed two markets in Oyingbo and Alayabiagba, due to their unhygienic conditions as a result of indiscriminate dumping of refuse.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the agency’s Director of Public Affiars, Folashade Kadiri, on Monday.

The statement read, “Following a series of unheeded warnings to markets in Lagos to shun filth and embrace proper environmental hygiene, the Lagos Waste Management Authority has sealed Oyingbo and Alayabiagba markets in Lagos Mainland.

“Other markets that risk imminent shutdown for improper waste disposal and sundry environmental infractions include: Tejuosho Model Market Phase 1, Ladipo Market in Mushin, Anjorin Market, Irewolede Plank Market, Idi-Araba Obele Market, Oni Baba Market, Oba Morufu International Market, formerly known as Ejigbo Market, Ijora 7UP Market, Okeafa Plank Market, Ifelodun Fruit Market, Amukoko, among others.”

The LAWMA Managing Director, Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said the authority’s decision to shut down the markets was arrived at after several warnings.

Gbadegesin cautioned that other markets engaging in irresponsible waste disposal and other environmental violations would face similar harsh consequences if they refused to turn a new leaf, adding that the executive members of such markets would also be held accountable.


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