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Ladipo Market leadership reiterates need for cleaner environment

By Nzube Ogoke
28 May 2022   |   2:40 am
As part of its commitment to ensuring a cleaner market, the leadership of the Ladipo International Auto Spare Parts Market, Mushin, Lagos State, on Friday, embarked on a general environmental

[FILES] Some traders clearing the filth on the canal passing through Ladipo market .

As part of its commitment to ensuring a cleaner market, the leadership of the Ladipo International Auto Spare Parts Market, Mushin, Lagos State, on Friday, embarked on general environmental sanitation to rid the market of filths and pollution. 

 
The cleanup, according to the market President-General, Jude Nwankwo, popularly known as Tule, remains his administration’s commitment to ensuring a healthier market and a cleaner environment. 
 
Speaking with journalists during the six-hour exercise, Nwankwo, who also doubles as the Chairman of Ladipo Market Central Executive Committee (LACEC), enjoined traders of the market, which is regarded as the largest market for fairly used vehicle parts in West Africa to ensure a cleaner environment whilst carrying out their trading activities.

He said, “Cleanliness like they say, is next to godliness. The exercise is in tandem with the state government’s policy of a healthier environment, which is one of the pillars of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration. 

   
“It is that extra effort that we as traders put in to clear the filth within our business environment. It is normal sanitation that we do but like an extra effort that goes a long way at making our customers happy and feels at home whenever they come to patronise us in the market, and we are very happy doing it. 
 
“We don’t want to be an embarrassment to the government and to our customers. It is a normal routine that we do every last Friday of the month. This is aside from the weekly Thursday market clean up across the state. It starts at 7am and elapses at 12noon. While the exercise last, every shop remains locked,” Nwankwo added.

Speaking on the 2023 general election, the President-General, urged traders within the markets, who were yet to validate or register for PVC to do so in order to be able to exercise their franchise during the forthcoming election.
   
He said, “On our part at the leadership of the market, we are sensitising our people on the need to revalidate or register to get their PVCs. I believe it is their right, and a potent instrument they can use to decide who leads them in government.”