•According to Comissioner for Environmental and Water Resources in Lagos, this was to enforce compliance with environmental laws in markets across the state.
The Ladipo Market has been ordered to shut down by the state government due to environmental violations, including reckless waste disposal, unhygienic conditions, and non-payment of waste bills.
The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, issued the closure order, stating that it will remain in effect until traders and market stakeholders meet the required conditions for redress. This action is part of the ongoing efforts to enforce compliance with environmental laws in markets across the state.
Wahab emphasized the importance of markets adhering to environmental regulations for the well-being of residents, emphasizing that no entity is exempt from the law. The government is committed to working with market stakeholders to ensure they meet environmental standards before reopening.
Ladipo Market, known for automotive spare parts and related services, has faced environmental concerns, prompting the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to intervene for a thorough assessment of the market's environmental impact and the implementation of remedial measures.
LAWMA's Managing Director, Muyiwa Gbadegesin, reiterated their commitment to enforcing environmental laws and promoting sustainable economic activities in the state. The crackdown on environmental violations will continue until order is restored in markets, with a focus on illegal markets.