Kuto and Oba Lipede Markets, in abeokuta have been shutdown by Ogun State Government as a result of dirty environment.
The closure of the markets became necessary after several warnings to the leaders and traders across the markets in which they refused to adhere to.
However, in order to improve cleanliness in all its recognized markets, the state government has commenced markets sanitation seminar for leaders and traders at these markets.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment and Chief Executive Officer of the Ogun State Waste Management Authority (OGWAMA), Mr. Ola Oresanya said the seminar became necessary to take the traders through modern ways of trading in cleaner environment especially now that all emphasis are on public hygiene and safety.
He added that for maximum concentration, the traders are to close their shops and stalls during the period of the seminar
According to Oresanya, the seminar will expose them to practical ways on keeping markets clean at all times, especially solid waste management, eradication of rodents and pathogens, causes and solutions to environmental infractions in and around market places.
“At the end of the seminar, they will be able to organize the markets properly to overcome the previously mentioned challenges which will rub-off on the safety of foodstuffs and other commodities sold at the two markets”he added.
Oresanya further revealed that the market sanitation seminar will be held regularly for all market leaders and traders in all markets in Ogun State to improve their cleanliness and public acceptability.