The Lagos State Government has ordered the reopening of the Mile 12 International Market, which had been sealed on Friday. This decision follows a thorough assessment of various aspects of environmental compliance, waste management practices, and general cleanliness within the market. The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, stressed that the government is committed to maintaining environmental standards, public health, and safety.
The government had previously advocated for and educated the public on the importance of environmental standards and public health. However, the enforcement of standards is now deemed necessary, and the government is prepared to continuously monitor compliance. The reopening comes with the expectation that traders will adhere to acceptable standards and prioritize hygiene for the well-being of all.
The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) is committed to environmental sustainability and public safety. It has worked closely with traders and associations at Mile 12 Market to implement corrective actions, including proper waste collection, disposal, employment of waste policing, and payment for waste services, among others. The reopening aims to create a cleaner and healthier trading environment for all involved.
Mile 12 Market had been temporarily closed due to environmental issues, and the government has called on traders to show total commitment to the state’s environmental laws to maintain a cleaner and healthier environment for both traders and customers.