Traders seek regular clearing of market waste

Traders in the Ojuwoye Market in the Mushin area of Lagos on Sunday raised the alarm over the health risk posed by heaps of refuse in the market.

They demanded that relevant authorities should ensure that the heaps are cleared at least twice a day.

“The odour from the waste is hazardous. Although the Lagos State Waste Management Agency clears the refuse every day, this is not enough. The refuse should be cleared at least twice daily to ensure the truck does not overflow with refuse,” a trader told PUNCH Metro on Sunday.

Another trader who identified himself simply as Mr Wale said, “It is not healthy to dump refuse close to traders who sell foodstuffs. The government should think of another environment for traders to be dumping their refuse.”

He also suggested that traders be sensitised on proper waste disposal.

Contacted, LAWMA’s Director of Public Affairs, Folashade Kadiri, asked for pictures of the environment and declined further comments.

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