by Alli Mustapha
In Ladipo Market in Mushin, traders have urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to build a pedestrian bridge at the Toyota bus stop.
Speaking during the general market sanitation, the traders said that the bridge was necessary to prevent them from being knocked down by hit-and-run vehicles.
At the sanitation exercise, the President- General of the market, Mr. Jude Nwankwo, said that the day was set aside to keep the market clean, especially with coronavirus being in the news. He established that the sanitation exercise would enable and encourage customers to come and buy motor spare parts in a conducive environment.
He said: “Coronavirus is not good for us, hence the need for us today to close the market, clean the environment and clear our drainages. Our members must regularly clean and sanitise their environment, wash their hands and ensure their shops are always clean, thereby making the market conducive for all. “All the 47 units have been sensitised on the need for continuous sanitation and the need for all to have hand sanitisers.”
The Environmental Chairman, Mr. Nonso Chiufo, Chiufo said that the traders had been educated on Coronavirus, adding: “We have told them that it is important for them to wash their hands regularly and apply sanitisers.
“We have protected ourselves and the environment. Today’s cleaning is extraordinary and will be sustained. The taskforce will go round the market to apprehend those who refuse to partake in the clean-up. They will be penalised.”
The president-general also appealed to Governor Sanwo-Olu to assist them in evacuating their refuse and hailed him for road construction ongoing in Lagos while requesting for a bridge to be built to prevent accidents and loss of lives.