The popular Ladipo Market in Mushin Local Government of Lagos State would be shut down indefinitely by the State Government due to degradation of the environment by the traders.
Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, gave this indication on Tuesday even as he disclosed that arrangement had been concluded for the closure.
Stressing government’s concern about the environmental nuisance constituted by spare parts dealers in the market, Bello said the government would not continue to fold its arm and watch the environment being degraded by dealers.
Bello who was accompanied by Chairman of the state Task Force on Environment and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit, Bayo Sulaimon, spoke during an inspection tour of drainage projects across the state in preparation for the 2013 rainy season.
“In Ladipo Market, the traders have taken over the road, carrying out commercial activities and dumping refuse indiscriminately in the drainage channels” Bello said.
“You can see what they have turned this market into. You can see the environmental nuisance created by the spare parts dealers. Government is not going to allow this.
“Any moment from now, we are going to seal off the market indefinitely, if they do not comply with the state environmental law.”