Spouse of the Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has charged market leaders within the state, to make sure correct sanitation and safety of the markets.
She gave the cost at Iba native council secretariat, at a one-day seminar on market sanitation and safety for market leaders and stakeholders within the Badagry Division.
The seminar was the fourth within the collection put collectively by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officers (COWLSO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Native Authorities and Group Affairs, as a part of efforts to place the welfare, security and safety of market women and men, on the entrance burner.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the spouse of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat, mentioned it was widespread data that well being and setting had been listed because the second pillar of the administration’s THEMES agenda for sustainable setting.
In keeping with her, “Security in the marketplace is paramount and that there must be proper identification of all traders and people trading in the markets. As market men and women, you must take ownership of security in your markets, and you have to speak up and speak out loud and clear when you suspect any suspicious movement or activity around you, especially the issue of strangers coming to sleep overnight in the market”.
Talking additional, she mentioned, numerous waste was generated from the markets, urging the market women and men to dispose of unhygienic practices, together with indiscriminate dumping of waste, blocking of drainages, and avenue buying and selling, amongst others.
In his handle, the Commissioner for Native Authorities and Group Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed, expressed gratitude for the peaceable co-existence in markets in state, which has ensured clean enterprise circulate and improved the financial well-being for residents.
He urged market leaders and stakeholders to repeatedly commit themselves to making sure that the state loved continued vigilance by market individuals, promptly report suspicious acts and actions to the suitable authorities.
Ahmed mentioned, “Lagos State under the leadership of Mr Governor has been on top of the security situation in the state, however, continued vigilance and attention are still required. “I need to reiterate that the rains have not stopped and we must increase our efforts, at ensuring clean and healthy market environment, where the produce and wares can be trusted to have been kept in best hygienic conditions. You must bag your waste properly and ensure it is disposed in the containers provided by LAWMA,”.
The Managing Director/CEO of Lagos Waste Administration Authority (LAWMA), Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, who did an in depth presentation on waste administration in Lagos markets, confused that market environments across the state, have to be saved consistently clear, to make sure that the standard of produce and different objects was not compromised.
He urged market leaders to cooperate with LAWMA for environment friendly waste administration, urging them to keep away from breaching environmental legal guidelines, to keep away from market closure and attainable litigation.
Odumboni mentioned, “I am appealing to all the markets, please dispose your waste properly, do not mess up the market environment, as we will not hesitate to shut down filthy markets and follow up with prosecution of apprehended culprits. Lagos State has dedicated many magistrate’s courts, to enable LAWMA prosecute environmental offenders. To be fore-warned, is to be fore-armed.”
In his personal remarks, the Commissioner for the Setting and Water Assets, Mr. Tunji Bello, represented by the Everlasting Secretary Workplace of Environmental Providers, Mrs. Belinda Odeneye, harped on the necessity for market individuals to at all times use the double dino bins, for correct disposal of their waste.
He urged residents to imbibe the tradition of waste sorting at supply, for recycling of all recyclable supplies, for revenue incomes and environmental sustainability.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, represented by the district police officer for Idimu Police Station, CSP Gladys Yomi-Faniyi, confused the significance of vigilance to safety in markets, including that safety Is everyone’s enterprise and have to be prioritised.
Additionally in attendance had been chairman of Iba LCDA, Yisa Abiola; royal fathers; Oniba Ekun of Iba, HRM Oba (Dr.) Sulaiman Adesina Ashade; Elegbeda of Egbeda, HRM, Oba Ahmed Orelope Laka; Useful resource individuals; COWLSO members, baales and members of the CDAs/CDCs, amongst others.