The Lagos State Government, through the state Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, has decided to reopen Ladipo auto spare parts market in Mushin area of the state.
The market was previously shut down due to failure in compliance with environmental guidelines put in place.
The market was recently reopened after set rules and guidelines concerning the environment were being followed and abided by.
The Managing Director of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, through the Head of Public Affairs, Hakeem Akinleye, who disclosed this, said that the market was reopened having met the demands set for the resumption of business activities there.
He expressed that the leadership of the market has signed an undertaken not to break any more environmental laws and should there be any violation of the state’s environmental laws, the market would be shutdown again.
Odumboni stated that the Authority would not tolerate any form of waste dumping and other environmental infractions, especially at market facilities across the state, adding that such acts had attendant negative consequences on the environment and its residents.
He further added that LAWMA would continue to closely monitor the situation at Ladipo market and other marketplaces, to ensure full compliance with the environmental laws of state, warning that the Authority would not hesitate to shut shopping centers found to threaten the environment.
Odumboni, finally, appealed to residents to imbibe the attitude of keeping the environment clean at all times, by bagging their wastes and patronising assigned PSP operators, adding that LAWMA was totally committed to making Lagos cleaner and habitable for all.