The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has sealed Alamutu (Ologede) Market in Mushin, Lagos, over poor sanitary conditions and improper waste disposal practices.
The action is part of LAWMA’s ongoing efforts to combat pervasive filth in markets across the state, according to Managing Director/CEO Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin.
“High sanitary standards are imperative for all markets, for the wholesome health of traders and customers,” Gbadegesin said.
The closure comes after LAWMA recently sealed several other markets, including Oyingbo, Ladipo, and Alayabiagba, for similar offences.
Gbadegesin said the closures underscore LAWMA’s unwavering determination to enforce sanitation regulations uniformly across all markets, regardless of location or size.
In a related development, LAWMA has begun clearing illegal trading activities along Yaba Railway corridors to address environmental infractions by illegal traders in the axis.
Gbadegesin said enforcement actions against illegal trading activities had become necessary to foster a cleaner and healthier living environment for all residents of Lagos.
“The Authority is fully committed to stamping out activities capable of defacing the environment and endangering the lives of the people,” he said.
LAWMA urged residents to report waste management-related issues in their areas to the agency’s toll-free numbers: 07080601020 and 617.