The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has sealed Alamutu (Ologede) Market in Idi-oro, Mushin over poor sanitary conditions and inappropriate garbage disposal practices.
Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, stated that the action was part of LAWMA’s ongoing efforts to tackle prevalent pollution in marketplaces across the state.
He went on to say that strict sanitary standards were required for all marketplaces in order to ensure the health of dealers and customers.
“It is paramount that we maintain a hygienic environment in our markets.
“This action is not just a response to Alamutu Market’s conditions, but a part of LAWMA’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that markets in Lagos meet the required standards of cleanliness and sanitation,” Gbadegesin said.
He noted that the enforcement action followed the recent closure of several other markets, including Oyingbo, Ladipo, and Alayabiagba, due to similar offences.
He said that the closures underscored LAWMA’s unwavering determination to enforce sanitation regulations uniformly across all markets, regardless of location or size.