The Lagos State Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, on Thursday refrained from shutting down Ladipo International Auto spare parts Market over environmental pollution.
LAWMA’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ibrahim Odumboni, had last week, said Ladipo and Oyingbo markets would be shut down till further notice over waste dumping, refusal to pay for waste services, and general poor waste management.
But after meetings and consultations by the management of the Ladipo market, the agency decided to give the traders another opportunity to turn a new leaf, while vowing to keep a close watch on traders at the market.
Team leader, LAWMA, Olawale Olamilekan, who led a team to monitor the cleaning exercise by the traders yesterday, said: “We decided to give them another chance after holding meetings with the leaders of the market. We monitored and joined them in the exercise. We will keep a close watch on them and monitor them.