LAWMA seals Alaba International, Trade Fair markets for breaching environmental laws

The Lagos State Waste Management Authority, (LAWMA) on Monday sealed some sections of the popular Alaba International Market and the bustling Trade Fair Market.

According to LAWMA via its verified X (formerly Twitter) handle, “The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), in conjunction with the Lagos State Task Force and @LAGESCOfficial, has sealed Alaba International Market over environmental offenses.

“Officials of LAWMA, LAGESC, and Lagos State Task Force carried out the enforcement on Monday on the directive of the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab.”

Explaining why the market was sealed, the agency noted that the market was found to be in contravention of several key waste management guidelines, such as indiscriminate waste disposal, absence of designated waste points, lack of waste receptacles for proper containment, as well as an unsatisfactory state of drainage systems.

“Despite repeated notices urging compliance with these regulations, the market authorities failed to take corrective action, prompting the sealing today,” the agency explained.

The electronics section, fancy section, and furniture section in Alaba International Market were the areas sealed by LAWMA.

The thriving Trade Fair Market was not exempt from these actions

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