The Lagos State Government today , Friday October 13, 2023 announced the immediate closure of Mile 12, International, and Owode Onirin Markets in the state
According to a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Kunle Adesina, the markets were sealed off for filth and various environmental infractions.
Adesina stated that the markets were closed in a joint operation carried out by enforcement officers from the Lagos Waste Management Authority and Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps on the directives of the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tukunbo Wahab.
Wahab insisted that Lagos State runs on a zero-tolerance for filth in all markets in the state. The Commissioner also added that the enforcement action was not an isolated event but part of a broader strategy to instill a culture of cleanliness and compliance with environmental regulations across the board for markets within the state.
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