Lagos Govt seals Idioro Market


The Lagos State Government has taken action to seal the Alamutu market in Idioro, Mushin, due to concerns about its sanitary conditions.

Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, announced the closure of the Alamutu market in Idioro, Mushin, on X (formerly Twitter).

“On my directives, #Lawma_gov earlier today (3rd of October) sealed up Alamutu (Ologede) market at Idioro, Mushin,” Wahab wrote.

“The market was sealed due to its poor sanitary conditions and inefficient waste disposal practises,” he added.

Meanwhile, traders at the renowned Ladipo International auto spare parts market in Mushin faced a wave of despair on Monday as they grappled with financial challenges due to the market’s closure four days prior.

On Friday, September 29, Wahab issued an order to shut down the market due to environmental violations. These transgressions, as outlined by Wahab, encompassed improper waste disposal, unsanitary premises, and failure to settle waste bills, among other infractions.

He emphasized that the market would stay closed until the traders and market stakeholders fulfilled the mandatory conditions for reopening.

The Commissioner further mentioned that this was a component of the continuous endeavors to ensure adherence to regulations in markets across Lagos State.