Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), have put Business activities at Sangotedo Market, Eti Osa, on hold due to indiscriminate dumping of refuse.
The agency also said it took the action because of the poor hygiene practices by traders, resulting in a serious environmental problem in the area.
A statement issued by LAWMA’s Director of Public Affairs, Folashade Kadiri, cited the Governor’s Executive Order on traffic and sanitation matters, which stressed the State government’s zero tolerance for environmental abuse, including illegal and indiscriminate dumping of refuse as well as defacing of the environment.
Kadiri stressed that the management was working round the clock to reposition the organisation to rid the State of waste, necessitating the introduction of “Lagos at 4 a.m” operation and other laudable initiatives aimed at restoring environmental integrity in the State.
The statement further said that the authority had strongly warned of severe sanctions, including further closure of markets that indulge in indiscriminate dumping of refuse on road medians.
It urged residents to support the State government’s quest to establish a sustainable and livable environment that would be the pride of everyone, stressing the need to shun indiscriminate waste disposal through the patronage of assigned PSP operators.