he Lagos State Government announced on Monday that it has sealed the well-known Alaba Market in the Ojo area, exactly one week after reopening the Mile 12 market.
The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, stated that the Mile 12 market was reopened after a thorough assessment of environmental compliance, waste management practices, and overall cleanliness.
The commissioner emphasized the government’s commitment to environmental well-being and public safety, declaring that negligence towards the environment must cease.
He also announced the closure of Alaba International Market in Ojo due to poor waste disposal practices, failure to pay waste bills, and severe environmental sanitation violations.
In his words, “Alaba International Market, Ojo has been sealed up for poor waste disposal practices, failure to pay their waste bills and gross environmental sanitation offences.”
He added: “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 to affect the generality of the people.,”