The Lagos State government has ordered the immediate closure of Ladipo Market in Mushin for “several environmental offences such as reckless waste disposal, unsanitary premises, and non-payment of waste bills, among other things.”
Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, the state Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, announced this, adding that the market would stay closed until traders and market stakeholders met the statutory criteria of reparation.
Mr. Wahab, speaking about the progress, emphasized the crucial relevance of environmental cleanliness in markets.”It is critical that markets in the state strictly adhere to environmental laws and regulations put in place for the well-being of residents,” he said.
The shutdown of Ladipo Market serves as a stark reminder that no entity, no matter how large or powerful, is beyond the law.”
He indicated that the state government was completely committed to engaging with market stakeholders in order to make essential modifications and improvements in order for them to satisfy required environmental standards, and that the market would not be reopened for business until the standards were fulfilled.
Ladipo Market was closed after a similar action was taken against Oyingbo, Alayabiagba, Oke-Odo, and several areas of Tejuosho Market for recurrent offenses.