Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, wife of the sitting Lagos state governor has advised market leaders in the state to ensure that market activities are conducted in a hygienic, safe, and secure environment.
The governor stated this during a one-on-one seminar organized by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials themed, “Market sanitation, security, and safety for market leaders,” in Surulere.
Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, said “The truth is that it is in our collective interest to imbibe international best practices in administering markets and our environment. Garbage in, garbage out; it is the way you treat your environment that it responds to you and this is why hygiene in the market becomes extremely important as all residents are connected one way or the other.
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“We know that a lot of waste is generated from our markets and as market leaders, it is important that we must reject unhygienic practices in their entirety including indiscriminate dumping of waste, blocking of drainages, and street trading, among others. The issue of hygiene in our markets is paramount, and every important and necessary step must be taken by all stakeholders to inspire a healthy and secure marketplace.”
Mr. Tunji Bello, The state Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, was represented by Dr. Hassan Sanu. He urged market leaders to imbibe proper waste management in line with the demands of the recycling system for the state’s green economy initiative.