The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has taken measures to curb the unhygienic habits of traders in Ladipo and Oyingbo markets.
The habits include reckless waste dumping, refusal to pay for waste services and general poor waste management situation in the markets.
To this effect, the markets have risked remaining totally shut down till further notice.
The CEO and managing director of the Waste Authority, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni expressed great displeasure at the continuous unhygienic practices in the market environment despite several warnings.
He advised traders to heed strictly to environmental hygiene so that they can trade in a clean environment, for the good of all.
He further warned that failure to heed to the advice will prompt the indefinite shutdown of the markets.
“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 markets”
We have intensified our sanitation efforts by deploying trucks to clear black spots across the metropolis, especially business facilities.
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”, he said.