Lagos Shuts Down Mile 12 Market

October 13, 2023
Mile 12 Market

By Precious Olisa

The popular Mile 12 Market, known for the sale of food items, has been shut down by the Lagos State Government over non-compliance with environmental laws.

It was also gathered that the facility was closed by the government on Friday morning over security concerns following the clashes between rival groups in the market.

In a notice on X, Mr Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the action was taken by the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Tokunbo Wahab.

According to him, another market in the area, Owode Onirin, known for the sale of vehicle scraps, was shut down by the state government over indiscriminate dumping and burning of refuse as well as blocking of drainage.

“Acting on the directives of Commissioner for Environment, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, enforcement operatives from LAWMA and KAI, in a joint operation in the early hours of Friday, October 13, sealed up the Mile 12 International Market and Owode Onirin Market along Ikorodu Road in Kosofe LG,” Mr Gawat said.

Recall that a few weeks ago, the state government sealed the Ladipo spare parts market, Alaba, Oyingbo, Alamutu Ologede and Ile-Epo.

It has, however, reopened all the markets after meeting the requisite conditions except the Ladipo Market in the Mushin area of the metropolis.

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