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LAWMA shuts down Lagos market, warns others against illegal dumping of refuse

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has shut down activities at Sangotedo Market, Eti Osa, Lagos State due to illegal dumping of refuse by traders which has resulted to poor hygiene and serious environmental problem in the area.

LAWMA’s director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Folashade Kadiri made this known on Friday in a statement which included the government’s stance on zero tolerance for environmental abuse, including illegal, indiscriminate dumping of refuse and defacing the environment.

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The statement lamented, that efforts made by the government to restore a healthy enviroment in the area was being frustrated by unhygienic activities of traders, who had consistently violated environmental laws and refused to patronize assigned PSP operators.

Kadiri added that the management was working tirelessly to strategize in order to rid the state of waste, by introducing “Lagos at 4 am” operation and other laudable initiatives, aimed at restoring environmental integrity in the state.

While calling on residents to support the state government’s mission to create sustainable and healthy environment that would be the pride of everyone, she added that indiscriminate waste disposal should be shunned while assigned PSP operators should be supported.

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