Popular Lagos market in Ladipo, located at Mushin area of Lagos state has been shut by the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources.
The state Commissioner, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, said the market was “sealed for several environmental offences, including reckless waste disposal, unhygienic premises, and non-payment of waste bills, among others.”
According to him, the market will remain closed until the mandatory conditions of redress were met by traders and market stakeholders, adding that it was part of ongoing efforts at instilling compliance in markets around the state.
The Managing Director of Lagos Waste Management Authority, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said 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.
Other markets already sealed under the current campaign of zero-tolerance for environmental infractions include Oyingbo, Alayabiagba, Oke-odo and several plazas around Tejuosho market.