The Lagos state government has sealed Katangua and Oke Afa markets respectively over environmental sanitation violations.

The Nation learnt the two markets were shut over filth and various environmental infractions. In times past, the state government has enforced closures in several other markets throughout the state for violations of environmental sanitation standards.

The General Manager of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, Dr Babatunde Ajayi confirmed the closure of the two markets on Sunday. Announcing the update on X on Sunday, Ajayi said: “Katangua market sealed today 21st January, 2024 by the monitoring and compliance team of LAWMA due to gross environmental sanitation violations.

“Oke Afa market, Isolo was sealed up due to environmental sanitation and poor waste disposal practices today 21st January, 2024 by the Monitoring and Compliance Department.”

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