The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has issued an intention to seal order on Ipodo Market, Ikeja, for indiscriminate waste disposal, non-compliance as well as lack of a proper and adequate waste plan.
Explaining that the Authority took such a drastic step in order to restore sanity in waste management, the Acting Managing Director/CEO of the Authority, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, maintained that the market should have a waste management plan in order to ensure the waste generated is properly disposed of.
Odumboni, who spoke on a monitoring and enforcement exercise, reiterated the fact that LAWMA is intensifying efforts at cleaning up markets and other locations to make the city of Lagos cleaner and livable for residents.
In the same vein, the Authority issued a warning to Holy Trinity Hospital, also in Ikeja, for lacking a waste management plan in their facility, admonishing the organisation to sort and separate their refuse from source before disposal.
Disclosing that the Authority also dislodged illegal markets in Oja-Oba, Abule-Egba, due to the nuisance constituted in the environment, the General Manager explained that the activities of traders led to indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the drains and the road medians along the axis.
He urged Lagosians to support the efforts of the present administration in ensuring a healthy environment and advised residents to properly dispose of their wastes by not dumping them in the drains, canals and road medians but patronising PSP operators to foster a cleaner, healthier environment.
Residents were also encouraged to call LAWMA toll-free lines: 617, 07080601020 for complaints and inquiries.