The Lagos State government has sealed up the Mile 12 International Market and Owode Onirin Market over non-compliance with environmental laws.
The Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Jubril Gawat, disclosed this on his X handle on Friday.
He said, “Acting on the directives of Commissioner for Environment, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, enforcement operatives from LAWMA and KAI, in a joint operation in the early hours of Friday, October 13, sealed up the Mile 12 International Market and Owode Onirin Market along Ikorodu Road in Kosofe LG.”
According to Gawat, the markets were sealed due to indiscriminate dumping and burning of refuse, a filthy environment, and blocked and littered drainages.
He said that the menace of illegal and indiscriminate parking and the abandonment of trucks on major roads, thereby impeding the free flow of traffic, are also reasons for the closure.
For about two weeks now, the Lagos State government has been closing down some popular markets for environmental offences.
Some of the markets that closed down are Ladipo, Oyingbo, Alamutu Ologede and Ile-Epo.
However, some markets have since been reopened after meeting the requisite conditions.