Due to reckless waste dumping, refusal to pay for waste services, and general poor waste management situation despite several warnings ,The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has announced that from next Thursday, both Ladipo and Oyingbo markets would be shut down till further notice.
LAWMA’s Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, sanctioned these markets in a statement as this action will serve as a huge warning to other markets, urging other markets to maintain hygiene and have their environment safe and clean.
“Our attention has been drawn to the deplorable state of the environment around Ladipo Market, Mushin and Oyingbo Market, resulting from reckless waste dumping by traders.“Despite serving them abatement notices, they have continued the mindless environmental violation. We are left with no other choice than to evoke the necessary sanction of shutting down the markets. This is also meant to serve as a deterrent to other nonchalant m markets. We have intensified our sanitation efforts by deploying trucks to clear black spots across the metropolis, especially business facilities in recent times” he said.
“However, these efforts are being tainted by the activities of mischievous persons who would rather dump their waste indiscriminately on the roads, than pay for waste services.”Odumboni added.