The Lagos State government has reopened some markets in the Mushin area recently shut for widespread environmental infractions, including indiscriminate waste dumping.
The markets included Mushin Main Market, Ojuwoye, Awolowo, Irepodun, and Daleko.
The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, said in a statement on Friday in Lagos that the temporary closure was necessary.
He said the indiscriminate waste dumping threatened public health and the well-being of people in the area.
Wahab said, “Our decision to close the Mushin markets was rooted in the urgent need to rectify environmental malpractices that posed a threat to public health and the overall well-being of people living in the area.”
The Managing Director/CEO of the Lagos Waste Management Authority, Muyiwa Gbadegesin, responding to Wahab’s statement, said authorities will rest when the state “assumed a cleaner and healthier form.”