Just In: Igbo’s Locked Outside Their Shops As Lagos State Government Shuts Down Ladipo Auto Spare Parts Market
in a bid to enforce environmental law, Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, has ordered the immediate closure of Ladipo Market in Mushin. The authorities took this step due to various environmental offenses, including reckless waste disposal, unhygienic conditions, unpaid waste bills, and other violations.
This move serves as a warning to all individuals and businesses not to violate environmental regulations as the state government is determined to ensure that all markets strictly adhere to these laws for the well-being of residents.
Ladipo Market, known for automotive spare parts and related services, has long given Lagos State concerns due the continuous violation of environmental laws. The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has intervened to address these issues and to ensure the market complies with these regulations.
Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, Managing Director of LAWMA, pointed out that the reason for the closure, is to check the market’s environmental decay and implement necessary measures to control it.
As Lagos State continues to grow, economic activities must align with sustainability and environmental responsibility. LAWMA’s recent actions underscore the authority’s commitment to this cause. We will continue to crack down on environmental violations until we restore order in our markets, with the next target being illegal markets.
This closure follows similar actions taken against Oyingbo, Alayabiagba, Oke-Odo Markets, and sections of Tejuosho Market, demonstrating the state government’s commitment in restoring environmental order in Lagos State.
Ladipo Auto Spare Parts Market is the biggest spare parts market in Nigeria having over 80% of the traders from the Igbo extraction.