In a recent development, the Lagos State Government took action on Sunday by temporarily closing the Auto Spare Parts and Machinery Dealers Association (ASPAMDA), the BBA market, and various other markets situated within the sprawling expanse of the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex in the Ojo Local Government Area. This decision was made in response to alleged environmental violations that have been occurring in the area.
The operation was carried out by a collaborative effort between the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), the Lagos Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses, and the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) as part of their ongoing campaign against environmental disturbances.
Kunle Adeshina, the Director of Public Affairs for the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, officially confirmed this enforcement through his social media handle. He stated that these actions were undertaken in accordance with the directives provided by the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab.
“In response to the directives issued by the Honorable Commissioner of the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, LAWMA, in collaboration with the Lagos Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses, and LAGESC, implemented the closure of ASPAMDA, BBA, and other markets within the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex on Sunday, October 22, 2023,” Adeshina said. The enforcement was a result of various environmental violations, including improper waste disposal practices, non-compliance with waste disposal fees, and overall environmental sanitation breaches.
Further details will be provided as the situation unfolds.