The Lagos State Government on Monday clarified that it is yet to reopen Ladipo Market.
The clarification was made public in a release signed by Director, Public Affairs, Mrs Kadiri Folashade.
Folashade said the market had yet to perfect some environmental and safety conditions, required before recommencing business activities.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Lagos Waste Management Authority, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, who made the clarification, noted that the market remained closed because it was observed that its management had not fully met stipulated mandatory safety and environmental measures earlier outlined by the Authority.
“Our primary concern is the safety of the people and environmental well-being at marketplaces. Reopening is contingent upon strict adherence to the safety conditions set forth by LAWMA. It is imperative that all necessary precautions are taken to prevent any potential risks,” he said.
Gbadegesin added that while several markets had successfully met the outlined safety requirements and had been permitted to resume business, Ladipo Market would also be reopened to business activities, once it passed the requisite safety audit.
However, Oyingbo, Ile Epo Oke-Odo and Alamutu markets have all been reopened.