Lagos reopens Mile 12 Int’l market
The Lagos State Government has ordered the immediate reopening of Mile 12 International Market.
Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, stated the market was reopened after a thorough assessment within the market in acollaborative effort between the Lagos Waste Management Authority and the market stakeholders.
He said: “We cannot continue to be nonchalant about our environment. Our negative attitude towards the environment must stop. The way we treat the environment, is the way the environment treats us. We cannot fold our arms and allow the nonchalance of a few, affect the generality of the people.
“Despite several advocacy and public enlightenment, government is left with no choice than to enforce. The enforcement exercise will be a continuous one, as no Government takes delight in shutting down markets.”
The Managing Director of LAWMA, Muyiwa Gbadegesin said: “The temporary closure of Mile 12 Market was essential to address observed environmental issues. Our aim is to ensure that all markets in Lagos, including Mile 12, operate in line with environmental regulations, creating a safer and healthier trading environment for everyone involved.
“We worked closely with Mile 12 Market traders and associations to implement corrective actions, including placement of dino bins, proper waste collection, disposal, employment of waste policing, bin keepers and payment for waste services, among others.”
Source: Facebook | LAWMA