The Lagos State Government has ordered the reopening of Mile 12 International Market on Monday.
Recall that the popular market was sealed on Friday.
Tokunbo Wahab, the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, explained that the market was reopened after a deep assessment on waste management practices and general cleanliness within the market.
“We cannot continue to be nonchalant about our environment. Our negative attitude towards the environment must stop.
“The way we treat the environment, is the way the environment treats us. We cannot fold our arms and allow the nonchalance of a few, affect the generality of the people.
“Following full compliance with environmental standards and safety measures earlier listed as precondition for reopening shut markets, the Lagos State Government has ordered immediate reopening of Mile 12 International Market
“In spite of several advocacy and public enlightenment, government is left with no choice than to enforce. The enforcement exercise will be a continuous one, as no Government takes delight in shutting down markets,” Wahab stressed.