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Lagos govt seals Alaba int’l market, Tradefair complex over filthy environment

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Lagos state govt seals Alaba Market, Tradefair complex over filty environment

The Lagos State government has closed down the Alaba International market in Ojo over its filthy environment.

Tokunbo Wahab, the state’s commissioner for environment, announced this on Monday on his X account.

He said, “Alaba International Market, Ojo, has been sealed up for poor waste disposal practices, failure to pay their waste bills, and gross environmental sanitation offences.”

Alaba International Market, recognized as West Africa’s largest electronics market, also sells household appliances.

In the same vein, the government declared on Sunday that the Auto Spare Parts and Machinery Dealers Association (ASPAMDA), BBA, and other markets within the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex, located in the state’s Ojo Local Government Area, have also been closed.

Officials from the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) carried out the enforcement in collaboration with other sister agencies, carried out the enforcement.

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Mr. Gawat said the seal was over “poor waste disposal practices, non-payment for waste disposal, and general environmental sanitation infractions.”

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