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LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT ORDERS IMMEDIATE CLOSURE OF POPULAR LAGOS ISLAND MARKET

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The State Government has ordered the immediate closure of Mandilas Market for the next two days to enable marketers comply with its directive for the removal of illegal make-shift structures erected on road setbacks within and around the market.

The notice of closure was issued during a joint inspection and enforcement exercise carried out by the Special Adviser to the Governor on eGIS and Urban Development, Olajide Babatunde; his colleague in charge of Central Business District, Bola Olumegbon-Lawal; the Permanent Secretary, Office of Urban Development, Nurudeen Sodehinde: and the General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, Gbolahan Oki.

Speaking to newsmen Babatunde said the extension of the initial ultimatum was meant to further give room for the affected shop owners to salvage their belongings and voluntarily remove obstructions erected on walkways.

On her part, the SA, Central Business District, Olumegbon-Lawal pleaded for self-compliance from the affected shop owners to remove all illegal attachments and extensions, stated that the state government is desirous of achieving a well-organised and clean city devoid of all forms of environmental nuisance.

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