The Lagos State Government has shut Ogba City Mall, Ikeja, and Ajah Market, Etti-Osa, for sundry waste disposal offences.
The action was carried out by the combined enforcement teams of the Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA; State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences, LASTMA and LAGSEC (KAI).
Shanties and illegal traders’ structures around Ajah BRT corridor, and Ajah Jubilee Bridge, were also cleared by the enforcement team.
Commenting on the development, commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, noted that the enforcement action was a continuation of the administration’s onslaught on filth and indiscriminate waste disposal by markets and business facilities around the state.
He said: “We are stepping up action on this administration’s zero tolerance for filth and reckless waste disposal by traders and business facilities. We have continuously warned business owners to expect action if they refuse to do the needful to sustain the environment. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration will not relent in it’s pursuit of this lofty objective for overriding public good”.
The Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, noted that the zero tolerance campaign was a continuous one, advising markets and business stakeholders, to take steps to ensure a clean and hygienic premises
The LAWMA boss said, “For the umpteenth time, we are encouraging all business owners and the markets, to shun filth and put measures in place, to guarantee responsible waste disposal in their places of operation”.
Gbadegesin warned that enforcement action will surely reach the doorstep of defaulters, urging them to play by the rules.