The Lagos State Government on Friday sealed the Mile 12 International Market and the Owode Onirin Market for creating environmental malfeasance.
The Ministry of Environment and Water Resources explained that the markets were sealed because of indiscriminate dumping and burning of refuse, the filthy environment, and blocked drains.
According to the statement, the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, directed the Lagos Waste Management Agency and KAI to seal the markets.
“The reasons for sealing the markets are not unconnected with the indiscriminate dumping and burning of refuse, filthy environment, blocked and littered drains.
“The action also followed illegal and indiscriminate parking and abandonment of trucks on the highway leading to the two markets, impeding free flow of traffic,’’ the ministry stated. (NAN)