In a decisive move to address environmental infractions within the city, the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has taken stringent action by sealing multiple plazas in close proximity to Tejuosho Market in Yaba.
The plazas have been cited for various environmental violations, including indiscriminate waste disposal and trading activities that have impeded the smooth flow of traffic in the area.
The environmental infractions noted include:
- Improper Waste Disposal: Several of the sealed plazas were found to be engaging in indiscriminate waste disposal, contributing to the pollution and unsightly conditions in the vicinity.
- Traffic Flow Obstruction: Trading activities conducted in an unregulated manner in close proximity to Tejuosho Market were causing traffic congestion and impeding the ease of movement for residents and commuters.
LAWMA said its actions align with the mission to promote and enforce environmentally responsible behaviour within the state.
The authority has consistently emphasised the need for businesses and individuals to adhere to proper waste disposal practices and traffic regulations to ensure a cleaner and more efficient Lagos.
While the plazas have been temporarily sealed as a consequence of their environmental violations, the owners and operators will be required to rectify the infractions and comply with all environmental regulations before their businesses can be reopened.
The agency vowed to remain vigilant in its efforts to create a more sustainable and hygienic environment for all Lagosians.