The Lagos State government has reopened five markets that were recently shut for environmental infractions in the Mushin area of the State.
The environmental infractions include among others, indiscriminate waste dumping.
The affected markets are Mushin main market, Ojuwoye, Awolowo, Irepodun and Daleko markets.
The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, said the temporary closure was necessary, adding that the act of indiscriminate waste dumping observed in those markets threatened the public health and well-being of people in the area.
Wahab said: “Our decision to close the Mushin markets was rooted in the urgent need to rectify environmental malpractices that posed a threat to public health and the overall well-being of people living in the area”.
The Managing Director/CEO of the Lagos Waste Management Authority, Muyiwa Gbadegesin, reacting to Wahab’s statement, noted that authorities will rest when the State “assumed a cleaner and healthier form”.