The Lagos State Government has officially reopened Ladipo Market in Mushin, successfully fulfilling the necessary criteria for the resumption of business activities.
In a statement released on Monday, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, confirmed the market’s reopening after a temporary closure due to multiple environmental violations.
Wahab underscored the administration’s dedication to maintaining a clean environment, ensuring public health, and prioritising safety as outlined in the THEMES Plus agenda. He emphasised the recent initiatives aimed at enforcing strict adherence to waste management best practices across markets throughout the state.
Furthermore, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, the Managing Director of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), voiced the authority’s unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability and public safety, especially within market areas and business premises.
Gbadegesin stressed the importance of enforcing environmental regulations across all markets in Lagos State, fostering a safer and healthier environment for both buyers and sellers. He encouraged traders to cooperate with the state government by strictly adhering to environmental laws, as markets failing to meet these standards risk indefinite closure.
Earlier today, the state government also reopened the Mile 12 International Market after ensuring that all necessary conditions had been met.