Abeokuta – The Ogun Deputy Governor, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga, on Thursday expressed displeasure over non-compliance with the weekly sanitation in markets by the market women across the state.
Onanuga, who said this when she visited Iberekodo, Elega, Kuto and Omida Markets in Abeokuta, criticised their failure to participate in the weekly exercise.
Onanuga said that in spite of the importance attached to the exercise, market women were not responding positively towards achieving the objectives.
She said that the state government considered market women major stakeholder in the development of the state.
The deputy governor stressed the need for market leaders to carry out effective enlightenment of their members and mobilise them for the exercise.
She urged them to have the right attitude towards maintaining a clean and hygienic market environment.
The deputy governor said the government would no longer condone any act of indiscipline and nonchalant attitude during the environmental sanitation by market women.
“Anyone who fails to participate in the subsequent exercises would be punished while her goods would also be seized by the authorities,” she warned.
Responding, the Iyaloja of Omida market, Mrs Rebecca Somefun, urged the government to intensify efforts at enforcing compliance to keep markets in the state clean.
She pledged to sensitise her members to comply with the environmental sanitation law. (NAN)