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November 17, 2023

Lagos reopens five markets in Mushin 

Lagos reopens five markets in Mushin 

The Lagos State Government has announced the reopening of five markets in the Mushin area of the state.

The state government, in a statement released Friday, noted that the markets were temporarily shut down due to “environmental infractions, including indiscriminate waste dumping.”

The five reopened markets are Mushin Main Markets, Ojuwoye, Awolowo, Irepodun and Daleko markets.

The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, also stated why the state government decided to temporarily close the markets, saying it was necessary.

Wahab said, “Our decision to close the Mushin markets was rooted in the urgent need to rectify environmental malpractices that posed a threat to public health and the overall well-being of people living in the area.”

The Managing Director/CEO of the Lagos Waste Management Authority, Muyiwa Gbadegesin, responding to Wahab’s statement, said authorities will rest when the state “assumes a cleaner and healthier form.”