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Lagos Govt Shut Down Alaba Market, Others

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The Lagos State government has shut down the Alaba International Market over poor waste disposal, failure to pay waste bills, and gross environmental sanitation offences.

The Commissioner for Environment, Tokunbo Wahab via his official X formerly Twitter account on Monday, made this known.

According to the commissioner, the sealing of the popular market in Lagos was supervised by the operatives of the Nigerian police in the state.

According to him, the sealing of the foremost electronics products market was as a result of their inability to comply with the state’s government laws on proper waste disposal and other environmental practices.

Posting pictures of the sealed market, he captioned, “Alaba International Market, Ojo, has been sealed up for poor waste disposal practices, failure to pay their waste bills, and gross environmental sanitation offences.”

However, this is not the first time the Lagos State government is shutting down popular markets in the state over noncompliance with the state’s waste disposal and other environmental practices laws. The government recently sealed up Mile 12 International Market and Owode Onirin Market for similar offences.

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