Lagos slams indefinite closure of Ladipo Market over waste disposal

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 LAGOS – Lagos State has shut popular auto spare parts market, Ladipo Market, in Mushin Local Government, indefinitely after the traders contravened environmental laws.

It was learnt the state government, through Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), sealed the market after the traders failed to correct the infractions it raised in several notices by the on sanitation.

Closure of the market was confirmed through a statement released on Friday by Assistant Director of Public Affairs for LAWMA, Hakeem Akinleye, who highlighted the deplorable state of the environment within and around the market.

The waste authority stated the infractions could not be overlooked due to flagrant acts of improper that could aid an outbreak of disease across the state.

According to LAWMA, the market would remain shut until the traders turned a new leaf; is, adhering to the environmental laws that were put in place to protect the environment and residents.

It appealed to markets and centers in Lagos to shun indiscriminate dumping of refuse and other related environmental offenses to avoid suffering the same fate as Ladipo market. (New Telegraph)