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Lagos Govt reopens Mile 12 market 




The Lagos State Government announced on Monday the immediate reopening of Mile 12 International Market, as it has now met all prescribed environmental standards and safety requirements. 

ThePressNG reported that Mile 12 International Market was sealed along with Owode Onirin Market for environmental violations on Friday. 

However, the Lagos Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, issued a statement on Monday, revealing the market’s reopening.  

This decision was made after a comprehensive assessment that considered environmental compliance, waste management practices, and the market’s general cleanliness. 

He stressed the importance of preserving the environment, public health, and safety, stating that these issues were beyond negotiation, and the government would not allow them to be compromised by the actions of a minority. 

His words: 

He implored traders to follow the rules of acceptable standards, giving top priority to cleanliness for their health and the well-being of the community. He emphasized that the government would take swift action to close any market that reverts to its old unclean practices. 

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Earlier on Friday, ThePressNG reported that the Lagos State government shut down Mile 12 and Owode Onirin markets, citing unsanitary conditions and a series of environmental infractions as the primary reasons. 

The lockdown was initiated by officials from the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (KAI) in response to orders from the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab  

The commissioner stated,