Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, the Lagos state Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources has ordered the immediate closure of Ladipo Market, Mushin, for several environmental offences including, reckless waste disposal, unhygienic premises, and non-payment of waste bills, among other
He said the market would remain closed until the mandatory conditions of redress were met by traders and market stakeholders. He added that it was part of ongoing efforts at instilling compliance in markets around the state.
This was contained in a statement by
Kadiri Folashade, the ministry’s Director, Public Affairs, on Thursday.
Wahab, who underscored the critical importance of environmental hygiene in markets, said, “It is imperative that markets in the state adhere strictly to environmental laws and regulations put in place for the well-being of residents. The closure of Ladipo Market serves as a stern reminder that no entity, regardless of its size or influence, is above the law.”