HATFIELD, United Kingdom (VOICE OF NAIJA) –The Lagos State Government has shut down the Auto Spare Parts and Machinery Dealers Association, ASPAMDA, BBA and other markets within the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex, in Ojo Local Government Area of the state, over alleged environmental infractions.
The state government in the early hours of Monday, 23 October, also shut down the popular Alaba International Market over environmental offences.
Officials of Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA) in partnership with the Lagos Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses and Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps, LAGESC, carried out the enforcement as part of the ongoing clampdown on Environmental nuisance.
Disclosing this to newsmen, the Director, Public Affairs, the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Kunle Adeshina, said the agencies carried out the directive given by the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab.
”Following the directives of Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, HC MOE&WR, LAWMA Sunday 22nd October, 2023, shut ASPAMDA, BBA and other markets within the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex.
The enforcement was carried out by officials of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) in partnership with Lagos Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses and Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) for poor waste disposal practices, non-payment for waste disposal and general environmental sanitation infractions.”
Netizens have been reacting to the report with some attributing the government’s action to tribe as the Igbos were reportedly not in support of Governor Sanwo-olu’s party at the last general election.
A netizen reacted, “This is clearly pay back to the Tribe that didn’t support the Governor and the governor’s presidential candidate. Period
One user on his part said, “Not necessarily payback time. Truth be told, if you go to these markets you’ll almost vomit. Let’s not politicise everything.
A netizen said, “Citizens would also need to shutdown the government for lack of maintenance of lagos roads. The government is always one sided they should also do their obligatory duties so its balanced for society growth. what are agberos doing on the road, why do we have so much filth on center of the roads, why so much pot holes in lekki roads, not only citizens but people in government also.”
Seed of money reacted, “Igbos pls let’s leave Lagos and go and establish igbo land and make it intl market we will have so many foreign investors and let’s leave Lagos we have enough lands”
Another netizen commented, “When are you going to shut down Isale Eko, Idumota or Balogun market sir? Or you don’t think these places are due to be closed for environmental sanitation offences too? I pity the i..g..b..o supporting A…P…C and the south, you think collaborating with them instead of your people to fight and stand up for the truth. I’m Yoruba but I’m not happy with how the Igbos are being treated in their own country . It is well!”