The Ladipo Auto Spare Parts Market in Mushin area of Lagos has been reopened by the Lagos State Government two weeks after closure.
Governor Babatunde Fashola had ordered the market shut on February 25, 2013 as a result of filth at the market and environmental degradation, as well as hooliganism and thuggery in the market.
It was gathered that the Lagos State Government reopened the market after signing an agreement with some of the markets leaders.
Among the conditions listed for the re-opening of the market include: complete removal of all illegal structures and attached structures built along canal paths and that traders must be confined to the main markets.
While speaking on the development, the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Tunji Bello said: “Under no condition must they trade or solicit for customers on the main road, they must remove all shop attachments built round the market/canals, remove all derelict and abandoned vehicles parked within the market as far as the expressway, remediate all forms of degradation on the roads and market area, sort out waste management issues with LAWMA as they cannot continue to dump into the canals, ensure total cleaning of the entire market and adjoining streets which they have degraded, among others.”
Sources say the traders have cleaned up the market and also destroyed all the shanties built on drainage channels.