The Chairman of Oshodi Isolo Local Government, Otunba Kehinde Almoroof Oloyede (Kendoo) has condemned in strong terms the indiscriminate dumping of refuse by marketers at the popular Marcarthy market in the council, ordering that houses that contravene the physical planning law be sealed to serve as deterrent to others.
He made the statement on Thursday, 12 August, 2021 after a surprise visit to the market.
He stressed that the filth in the markets is unacceptable to him more so that there is cholera outbreak in some states in the country warning that he will constantly visit the markets to ascertain their level of compliance with environmental santitation law of Lagos State.
The council boss further disclosed that most houses on Marcarthy Lane are built without recourse to physical planning law, whereby they failed to observe the 10 metres set back as mandated by law.
According to him, “I am very bitter with the state of the market we visited today. I am going to be very blunt and I won’t take carelessness on the parts of our traders to consistently violate the environmental santitation law. The situation here is not only appalling but condemnable in all ramifications.
“The houses built without observing the physical planning law will be sealed off to serve as deterrent to others who will be developing properties in our local government. There are laws guiding property development in our dear state, so, it must be adhered to at all times. We won’t tolerate contravention by anyone”.
However while speaking with journalists after the inspection, the council helmsman promised that he will constantly visit markets in the council area to ensure that they are not only clean but they also adhere strictly to the state environmental laws.
He admonished the traders to fully comply with the Lagos State Market Sanitation Law that designated every Thursday from 8-10am for environmental sanitation of the market surroundings.