Traders at the Alayabiagba market in Ajegunle, Lagos State, couldn’t hold their excitement as the market was reopened earlier today.
The PUNCH reports that the Lagos Waste Management Authority had sealed the market on Monday due to the unhygienic condition of the environment as a result of indiscriminate dumping of refuse.
The traders were seen jubilating while chorusing “thank you” in a video posted by the Commissioner, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, on his X handle on Saturday.
His caption read, “After complying with the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Law, Alayabiagba market in Ajegunle was earlier today reopened.
“We are urging the authorities of each of the Lagos State markets to keep their environment clean at all times to avoid sanction.”
The Senior Special Assistant on New Media to the governor, Jubril Gawat, also mentioned that the government decided to re-open the market after it certified that all checklist given to the officials of the Market have been fully addressed.
Other markets already sealed under the current campaign of zero-tolerance for environmental infractions include Ladipo, Oyingbo, Oke-odo and several plazas around the Tejuosho market.
Credit: X| tokunbo_wahab