The Lagos state government has thrown open the gates of some major markets for resumption of business.
The Waste Management Authority announced the re-opening of Ladipo, Oyingbo, Alamutu Ologede and Ile-Epo markets.
They were recently sealed for filth and gross environmental abuse.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin announced the re-opening in Lagos on Monday.
He noted the importance of compliance measures in safeguarding public health and shielding residents against future health crises.
Gbadegesin said that the re-opening of the markets followed full compliance with requisite conditions.
“Following extensive renovations and compliance measures including, the implementation of stringent conditions and a written mandatory undertaking for reopening, Ladipo Market, Oyingbo Market, Alamutu Ologede Market, and Ile-Epo Oke Odo Market, have been reopened today for business transactions,” Gbadegesin said.
The LAWMA CEO said that the re-opened markets had to comply with a set of mandatory conditions listed for them prior to resuming operations.
“These conditions include providing a designated waste point; installation of block work fence and platforms for the placement of double dino bins; procurement of double dino bins for waste containerisation; commitment to putting in place sustainable market waste policing to guarantee constant cleanliness of the market environment
“Enforce proper waste disposal regulations; engagement of bin keepers; collaboration with accredited PSP operators for timely evacuation.