Ogun State Waste Management Authority Warns Traders Against Dirty Environment

Traders operating markets across Ogun state have been advised to make cleanliness their watchword in a bid to prevent the outbreak of communicable diseases especially Cholera.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment and Chief Executive Officer of  Ogun State Waste Management Authority, Mr Ola Oresanya gave the advice in Abeokuta while announcing the shutting down of Iberekodo daily market.

Mr Oresanya who explained that the shutting down of the market was necessary to serve as deterrent to other markets in the state noted that the present administration would not allow trading in dirty and unkempt environment especially now that cholera and other communicable diseases were spreading across the country.

He said the market failed to comply with the earlier warnings on public hygiene protocols as it relates to market sanitations in the overriding public interest.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment pointed out the market would remain shut until the traders clean the market environment of all dirt and clear the illegal dumping site within the market.

In a reaction, the Iyaloja of Iberekodo Market, Alhaja Monsurat Oladipupo assured the state government of their readiness to clean the market to enable them to open for trading activities as soon as possible.

Olusegun Folarin

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