Just In: LASG Seals Mile 12, Owode Onirin Markets For Violation Of Environmental Laws


The Lagos state government has sealed the popular Mile 12 International and Owode Onirin markets along Ikorodu road, for contravening the environmental laws consistently.

NewsBeatng learnt that the markets were sealed by the through its Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI), following the traders’ refusal to adhere to the regulatory guidelines.

Confirming the actions taken by the government, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Jubril Gawat on his X (Twitter) handle, said the two state agencies acted on the directives of the Commissioner for Environment, Tokunbo Wahab.

Gawat went further “Acting on the directives of Commissioner for Environment, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, Enforcement operatives from LAWMA and KAI in a joint operation in the early hours of Friday October 13, sealed up the Mile 12 International Market and Owode Onirin market along Ikorodu Road in Kosofe LG for indiscriminate dumping and burning of refuse, filthy environment, blocked and littered drainages, menace of illegal and Indiscriminate parking and abandonment of trucks on the major road thereby impeding free flow of traffic”.

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