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 Lagos Shuts Alaba International Market over Environmental Offences

The Lagos State government has shut down the Alaba International Market over improper garbage disposal methods.

Lagos State Commissioner for Environment Tokunbo Wahab announced this in a post on his X (formerly twitter) page on Monday morning.

He wrote: “Alaba International Market, Ojo has been sealed up for poor waste disposal practices, failure to pay their waste bills, and gross environmental sanitation offences.”

The closure is the latest in the Lagos State Government’s campaign to close marketplaces and demolish unlawful buildings.

The Lagos State Government also closed the Ladipo Auto Parts Market and other marketplaces due to environmental violations.

The Mile 12 International Market was recently closed but reopened.

The Owode Onirin Market on Ikorodu Road suffered a similar fate as a result of uncontrolled rubbish dumping.


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