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LAWMA announces crackdown on illegal markets

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The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has revealed plans to eradicate illegal market structures that have been springing up across the city.

Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, LAWMA Managing Director, stated this in a statement issued on Monday.

These structures, including Fiki Marina fruit market, Victoria Island market near Abraham Adesanya roundabout in Ajah, Jakande market by Jakande bus stop, traders opposite Oniru market in Oniru, and New Road Market by New Road bus stop, have not only been posing safety hazards but also causing traffic congestion, hindering urban planning efforts.

Gbadegesin emphasised the significance of removing these illegal market structures, as they are important to urban planning.

“Eliminating illegal market structures is crucial for urban planning and development. It enables proper zoning and allocation of spaces, contributing to a more organised and visually appealing cityscape.”

He disclosed that LAWMA is actively seeking collaboration with market associations, local authorities, and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the success of these initiatives.

The agency, he said, is committed to providing guidance and support to markets in establishing efficient waste management systems that align with established regulations.

Furthermore, he urged markets in the state to support LAWMA’s endeavours by adhering to prescribed waste management guidelines.

He expressed confidence that, with the agency’s concerted efforts and the cooperation of residents, Lagos will witness a significant enhancement in waste management, resulting in a cleaner and healthier environment for all.

For any waste management-related concerns, residents are encouraged to contact LAWMA through the toll-free numbers: 617 and 07080601020.

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