February 29, 2024
Lagos Shuts Oke-Afa, Katangua Markets Over Filth
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Lagos Shuts Oke-Afa, Katangua Markets Over Filth

The Lagos State Government has sealed Oke-Afa Market, Isolo and Katangua Market, Abule Egba, for violating waste disposal regulations and for sundry unhygienic practices around the markets, constituting grave environmental infractions.

In a statement today, the Director, Public Affairs of the Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA), Folashade Kadiri, said the closure of the markets is in a bid to curb mounting environmental health concerns.

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Commenting on the development, she said the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, noted that the government’s zero tolerance for waste initiative which started last year was still on course, stressing that any market or facility engaging in reckless waste disposal would be sanctioned.

Mr. Wahab assured residents that the markets would remain sealed until stringent hygiene and waste disposal measures were implemented and compliance maintained, adding that the state government was totally committed to ensuring cleanliness in all parts of the metropolis.

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