…over failure to observe weekly Thursday morning sanitation exercise
Traders and customers were in tears as the Lagos state government’s office of the Ministry of Environment shut down the popular Ketu market yesterday over failure by traders to observe the weekly environmental sanitation day.
Our correspondent learnt that the environmental task force from Alausa stormed the market for inspection and to observe compliance in respect of the compulsory weekly sanitation exercise that must be carried out in all markets across Lagos state on Thursdays. When the task force got to the market, they met the place deserted and in a total mess. They swung into action and immediately sealed off the market.
A few minutes after it was sealed, market women began to trickle in with many entering the market place through the back gate.
Sabinews further learnt that traders were asked to sanitize the market environment and also pay a certain amount of money as fine before the market can be reopened.
However, it was business as usual a few hours later as some traders were seen selling and passing goods and items to customers through the sealed main entrance of the market.