LAWMA shuts Sangotedo market over indiscriminate dumping of refuse, warns others against poor hygiene.
Written by tobi adejare on July 6, 2019
Published by Omolara Omosanya
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.
A statement signed by LAWMA’s Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Folashade Kadiri, says that the measure is in line with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s executive order on traffic and sanitation matters, which stresses government’s zero tolerance for environmental abuse, illegal and indiscriminate dumping of refuse and defacing of the environment.
The Statement notes 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.
According to the Statement, LAWMA is 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 Agency urged residents to support government’s quest to establish sustainable and liveable environment that would be the pride of everyone, shun indiscriminate waste disposal and patronize assigned PSP operators failure of which severe sanctions would be imposed.
It advised residents to channel complaints and inquiries on the activities of the Authority, through these toll-free numbers 6-1-7, and 07080601020 or send a direct message via Twitter @lawma_gov.
COV/ Omolara Omosanya