Hey there, middle schoolers! Guess what? The Lagos State government has recently closed down the Ogba City Mall in Ikeja and the Ajah market in Etti-Osa. Can you guess why? Well, it’s because they were not properly disposing of their waste!
A special team made up of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), the State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (LASTMA), and the Lagos Government Special Environmental Corps (KAI) took this action. They mean business when it comes to keeping the city clean!
The team also got rid of shanties and illegal traders’ structures around the Ajah BRT corridor and Ajah Jubilee Bridge. They want to make sure that these areas are clean and safe for everyone.
The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, explained that the government is really serious about keeping the city clean. They have a “zero tolerance” policy for filth and irresponsible waste disposal by markets and businesses.
Mr. Wahab said, “We have been warning business owners to do the right thing and take care of their waste. If they don’t listen, we will take action to protect our environment.”
The governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his team are determined to make Lagos a clean and healthy place for everyone to live in.
The Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, wants businesses and markets to step up and take responsibility for their waste. He said, “We keep reminding them to keep their places clean and dispose of waste properly. It’s important for a clean and hygienic environment.”
So, if you have a business or work in a market, make sure you do your part in keeping the place clean. Let’s all work together to make Lagos a beautiful and healthy city!