By Milcah Tanimu
The Lagos State Government, in conjunction with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority and the State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses, has taken action to seal the Ogba City Mall in Ikeja and Ajah Market in Eti-Osa, Lagos State. This move is a response to illegal waste disposal issues in these areas.
The decision was communicated through a statement provided by the Director of Public Affairs for the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, Folashade Kadiri. The statement also indicated that the enforcement team took measures to clear shanties and buildings occupied by illegal traders along the Ajah Jubilee Bridge and BRT corridor.
Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, emphasized that this action aligns with the administration’s commitment to combat uncleanliness and negligent trash disposal by marketplaces and commercial establishments throughout the state.
Managing Director of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, Muyiwa Gbadegesin, urged traders and corporate stakeholders to maintain clean and hygienic workplace environments.
The statement underscores, “The Lagos State Government has shut Ogba City Mall, Ikeja, and Ajah Market, Eti-Osa, for sundry waste disposal offenses. The action was carried out by the combined enforcement teams of the Lagos Waste Management Authority; State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses, LASTMA, and LAGSEC (KAI).”
This decisive action underscores the administration’s unwavering commitment to maintaining cleanliness and hygiene across the state, with a zero-tolerance approach to reckless waste disposal by traders and business establishments.