Friday, July 5, 2019

LAWMA shuts Sangotedo Market over illegal refuse

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has shut down business activities at Sangotedo Market in Eti Osa Local Government, due to indiscriminate dumping of refuse and poor hygiene practices by traders, a development which has resulted in serious environmental problem in the area.

This was made known by LAWMA’s Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Folashade Kadiri, in a press statement made available on Friday.

The statement cited the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s executive order on traffic and sanitation matters, which stressed government’s zero tolerance for environmental abuse, illegal and indiscriminate dumping of refuse and defacing the environment.

It noted that government’s efforts at restoring environmental sanity in the area were being thwarted by unhygienic activities of traders, who had consistently violated environmental laws and refused to patronize assigned PSP operators.

It stressed that the management was working round the clock to reposition the organization to rid the State of waste, necessitating the introduction of “Lagos at 4 am” operation and other laudable initiatives, aimed at restoring environmental integrity in Lagos State.

The statement further said that the authority had strongly warned of severe sanctions, including further closure of markets that indulge in indiscriminate dumping of refuse and on road medians.