The Lagos State Government has sealed the popular Alade market in the Onigbongbo Local Council Area of Ikeja, over violation of environmental laws.
This was disclosed on Wednesday by the spokesman for the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Kunle Adeshina, in a post on his X handle (formerly Twitter).
Following the directive by the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, Adeshina said the enforcement was carried out by on Wednesday the officials of the Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) in collaboration with KAI/LAGESC.
“As directed by HC MOE&WR, Tokunbo Wahab, enforcement operatives from LAWMA and KAI/ LAGESC in a joint operation on Wednesday morning sealed Alade Market situated in Onigbongbo LCDA,” Adeshina said.
“The infractions include (1) Lack of waste bin. (2) Filthy environment. (3) illegal burning of refuse by the roadside. (4) Indiscriminate dumping of refuse. (5) Failure to comply with the rules of Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).”