The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has dislodged traders engaged in roadside trading around Oyingbo Market, for constituting environmental nuisance.
The market is currently sealed for various environmental infractions.
The Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said the agency observed that, despite the closure of the market, some traders still engaged in roadside trading activities, in breach of environmental regulations.
He said, “We cannot compromise on the environmental well-being of our city. It is imperative that all markets in the state strictly adhere to environmental laws. Non-compliance will result in the sealing of the markets, and such markets will not be reopened until appropriate conditions are met. We will also not condone any form of roadside trading around a sealed business premises.”
Gbadegesin stated that the enforcement action underscored LAWMA’s commitment to fostering a sustainable and hygienic urban landscape for all residents, urging market operators to proactively engage in practices that aligned with established environmental standards.
The LAWMA boss said that Alamutu Market, Mushin, one of the recently shut markets, had been reopened after meeting stipulated conditions.
He added that market operators, residents, and stakeholders, should work in tandem with the Authority, to ensure the collective achievement of a cleaner and healthier environment.