Fashola Reopens Ladipo Market

Ladipo market

The Lagos state government on Monday ordered the re-opening of the popular Ladipo Auto Spare Parts Market in Mushin local government which was shut two weeks ago over violation of environmental laws.

The reopening was announced by the Ministry of Environment after a meeting was held with the Traders’ Association in which the following conditions were given: Non-conversion of the drainage Right of Way (RoW) into trading points and mechanic workshops; Non-conversion of the access roads in the market for trading activities, non-conversion of the shops in the market for residential purposes, no dumping of wastes and vehicle parts into the canal, maintaining the general cleanliness of the market environment at all times and Ladipo Central Executive Committee, LACEC, shall be empowered to ensure same.

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola with his Imo State counterpart, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha, last Thursday visited the closed market guarded by armed policemen, with Okorocha appealing on behalf of the traders for a reopening of the market, but Fashola had insisted that the market would be re-opened once the environmental pollution problem was addressed by the market leaders.


  1. The discipline is very ok. But there should be close watch, so that some notorious forces will not take an advantage of this conditions and start to extort people doing business there. Oga Fash has always been my man in actions. DO NOT DISTURB!