The Lagos State Government has asked market leaders and traders to pay attention to proper disposal of waste and ensure the cleanliness of their trading environment.
The state Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, also urged them to embrace the waste-to-wealth initiative of the state, whereby pet bottles and Styrofoam could be sorted in exchange for stipends.
A statement on Sunday said Bello spoke at an environmental advocacy programme for market leaders and artisans in the Lagos West Senatorial District at Ikotun Igando Local Council Development Area.
The commissioner was represented at the event by the Director of Admin and Human Resource, Mrs Bukola Agunsoye.
“Of serious concern to the ministry and the state is the prevalence of packaging waste such as used plastic bottles, pure water nylon and Styrofoam carelessly disposed of in our markets and streets, which eventually end up blocking the free flow of water and resulting in flooding,” Bello said in the statement.
He said over the years, many markets and motor parks across the metropolis were in a sorry state because of the unsanitary attitude of the market occupiers, including mechanics and transport workers.
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