… Seeks Cooperation Of Others
Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has commended some markets and business facilities for supporting its drive to sustain effective waste management across the State by ensuring their business transactions are carried out in a hygienic environment.
The Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, listed some of the markets that were commended as Tejuosho Market, Alaba International Market, Ayangburen Market, Sabo Ikorodu; Agege Main Market and Elemoro Market, Bodije, saying they set good environmental hygiene standards for other markets to emulate.
He said: “I must commend the leadership and traders at Tejuosho Market, Alaba International Market, Ayangburen Market, Agege Main Market and 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 a clean environment”.
Odumboni stated that the task of keeping the city clean is a collective responsibility where different stakeholders, including markets, are expected to play their parts by making sure that indiscriminate and reckless disposal of waste is totally eradicated.
“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, therefore, 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 an upsurge in indiscriminate waste disposal, warning that the Authority would not hesitate to shut down any market caught flouting the State’s environmental laws.
He urged residents to call LAWMA toll-free numbers, for prompt attention to waste management issues in their areas.