Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has commended some markets and business facilities in the state, for supporting its drive to sustain effective waste management, by ensuring their business transactions were carried out in hygienic environment.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, eulogised the markets, particularly, Tejuosho Market, Alaba International Market, Ayangburen Market, Sabo Ikorodu; Agege Main Market, Elemoro Market, Bodije; for setting the standard for other markets to emulate, regarding environmental hygiene around their facilities.
He said: “I must commend the leadership and traders at Tejuosho Market, Alaba International Market, Ayangburen Market, Agege Main Market, Elemoro Market, for complying with the Environmental Protection Laws of the state and for supporting LAWMA’s efforts in ensuring that business transactions are carried out in clean environment.”
Odumboni stated that the task of keeping the city clean was a collective responsibility, where different stakeholders, including markets, were expected to play their parts, by making sure that indiscriminate and reckless disposal of waste was totally eradicated.
According to him, the truth is, everyone must be involved in maintaining cleanliness and sanity across the metropolis, including market facilities.
“We cannot afford to leave this responsibility to the agency alone. All hands must be on deck to achieve the clean and livable Lagos of our collective dream,” he said.
The LAWMA boss called on traders at Mushin Main Market, Jakande Market, Ajah; Irepodun Market, Oko Oba; Ayetoro Market, Epe, and Alaba Arago, to redouble their efforts at restoring cleanliness to their markets, which in recent times had experienced the upsurge of indiscriminate waste disposal, warning that the Authority would not hesitate to shut down markets caught flouting the state’s environmental laws.
He also urged residents to call LAWMA toll-free numbers, for prompt attention to waste management issues in their areas.