27 February 2021 by Chris Nyamtu
Nasarawa State Government has threatened to shut down the Lafia Ultra Modern Market if the management fails to carry out sanitary work on the market within seven days.
The State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Musa Ibrahim stated this while monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation in Lafia.
Mr Musa Ibrahim who expressed displeasure over the unhygienic condition of the market, especially the chicken section of the abbatoir said the State Government would not condone any habit tantamount to public health hazards.
He directed management of the Modern Market to commence immediate cleaning and clearing of the market or face sanctions.
Meanwhile, over 42 persons have been prosecuted by the State Environmental Sanitation Mobile Court for alleged violation of the February sanitation exercise.
The Presiding Judge, Mr Shittu Umar, sentenced each of the violators to six months imprisonment or pay between five and fifty thousand Naira fines.