In a move to address rampant issues of poor sanitary conditions and improper waste disposal practices in markets across Lagos State, the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has taken a stringent step by sealing the Alamutu (Ologede) Market located at Idi-Oro, Mushin.
Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of LAWMA, announced this decisive measure in an effort to combat pervasive filth and uphold high sanitary standards in markets, ultimately ensuring the health and well-being of traders and customers.
Gbadegesin emphasized the importance of maintaining a hygienic environment in all markets, stating that the action taken against Alamutu Market was part of LAWMA’s ongoing commitment to enforcing cleanliness and sanitation standards in Lagos markets.
He pointed out that this move followed the recent closure of other markets, including Oyingbo, Ladipo, and Alayabiagba, due to similar offenses.
Highlighting LAWMA’s dedication to uniform enforcement of sanitation regulations irrespective of market size or location, Gbadegesin said, “These closures underscore our unwavering determination to ensure that all markets meet the required standards of cleanliness and sanitation.”
In addition to the Alamutu Market closure, LAWMA has initiated efforts to clear illegal trading activities along the Yaba Railway corridors, addressing environmental infractions caused by unauthorized traders in the area.
Gbadegesin explained that these enforcement actions against illegal trading activities were essential to creating a cleaner and healthier living environment for all Lagos residents. He stressed the authority’s commitment to eradicating activities that deface the environment and endanger people’s lives.
To report waste management-related issues in any area, the public is encouraged to call LAWMA’s toll-free numbers: 07080601020 and 617.
The closure of Alamutu (Ologede) Market underscores LAWMA’s commitment to enhancing the overall cleanliness and sanitation of markets in Lagos, as the authority takes proactive measures to ensure the well-being of residents and promote a cleaner, healthier environment.