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Lagos shuts down ASPAMDA, BBA markets

Lagos State Government clamps down on more markets with poor sanitary conditions

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Lagos State Government clamps down on more markets with poor sanitary conditions

Lagos State Government has shutdown markets within the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex, Ojo including ASPAMDA and BBA.

The markets were on Sunday sealed by officials of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).

The enforcement was carried out alongside the Lagos Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses and the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC).

The markets were found to have poor waste disposal practices, nonpayment for waste disposal, and general environmental sanitation infractions.

DopeReporters recalls that the Lagos state government equally shutdown Mile 12 International and Owode Onirin markets, both in Kosofe Local Government Area of the state for indiscriminate dumping and burning of refuse, filthy environment, blocked and littered drainages, illegal and indiscriminate parking, and abandonment of trucks on the major road.

The popular market located around Lagos/Badagry expressway, situated on a large expanse of land in the area was meant to be a massive commercial hub in the country.

The centre is an offshoot of Balogun market on the Lagos Island which was said to be one of the biggest open markets in West Africa.

The traders had to relocate to their present site at the Trade Fair complex on September 13, 2002 as a result of incessant harassment and intimidation by miscreants popularly called Area boys on Lagos Island.

The centre is made up of traders, professionals and corporate bodies operating under the name International Centre for Commerce, ICC, owned by Balogun Business Association, BBA. It was leased in 1994 while the construction of markets and shops started in 2000.

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