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Lagos Govt. shuts Surulere abattoir, Oniru market over contravention

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

As part of measures to maintain better health standards in Lagos, the State Government has shuts down the popular Oniru market due to environmental violations.

The government has also sealed an alleged illegal abattoir in Surulere after failing hygiene standard in the state.

The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, disclosed this on Thursday in terse statement released on his official social media handle.

Wahab stated that the move was to taken by the government to protect the Lagosians from suffering an epidemic that may arise from the facilities.

The Commissioner stressed that no facility would be allowed to willfully engage in environmental infraction across the state under the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration.

While Wahab did not give full details on decision behind the market closure, the commissioner noted that the abattoir sited on No 11 (2B), Okanlawon Ajayi Street, Surulere was sealed for lacking basic amenities to allow better functions.

According to the statement, “Following a complaint made by residents of Okanlawon Ajayi in Surulere over an illegal abattoir which has no drainage, pollutes the environment and also puts the life of consumers at risk.

“The operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) popularly called KAI sealed the facility at sited on No 11 (2B), Okanlawon Ajayi Street, Surulere”.

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