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Traders advocate for filth-free Ladipo market


Some traders clearing the filth on the canal passing through Ladipo market yesterday.

Traders at the Ladipo auto spare parts market, Mushin, Lagos State, yesterday embarked on a massive cleaning exercise as part of efforts to rid the market of filth and pollution.

The exercise was led by the vice president of the market association, Mr. Anayo Ezeh, who also gave a charge to the traders on the need to keep the market clean to reduce the spread of diseases and e-waste harmful to the environment.

He also cautioned the traders against abusing the canal passing through the market, which had been turned to dumping sites by traders and members of the public. According to a trader who pleaded for anonymity, the canal is polluted by dirt flush down from Mushin and environs, which has, in turn, blocked the drainage and the canal.
Explaining further, the general secretary of the market association, Mr. Africanus Ogundoru, said: “We align with the state government policy on a cleaner Lagos, and we decided to embark on this exercise. Every Thursday in Lagos, there is a policy of Thursday clean-up in all the markets. This is what we are also embracing and we are planning to partner with the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to make it regular. It is our mandate to make sure our environment is clean. We want to sustain the exercise.”

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