UPDATE: Lagos Govt Shut Down Alaba Market, Others

UPDATE: Lagos Govt Shut Down Alaba Market, Others

by Victor Ndubuisi

Due to poor trash management, unpaid garbage fees, and flagrant environmental sanitation violations, the Lagos State government closed the Alaba International Market.

Tokunbo Wahab, the commissioner for the environment, announced this on Monday on his official X account, which was formerly Twitter.

The commissioner claimed that members of the Nigerian police in the state oversaw the closing of Lagos’ well-known market.

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He said that the main market for electronics products was shut down because the company couldn’t follow the state’s regulations for proper trash disposal and other environmental practises.


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 has closed down well-known markets due to violations of the state’s regulations governing environmental practises and trash disposal. For similar violations, the government recently closed Owode Onirin Market and Mile 12 International Market.


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