Abeg my people, am no longer feeling comfortable with this anymore. I have observed that most food markets in lagos especially the ones I have visited are just too dirty for a food market. Haba! Why now? I wonder what market women and men do with the weekly 3 hour sanitation Thursdays. These days I feel reluctant to shop for food in the open market because I easily get irritated!
Some vendors even find it difficult to tidy up the front of their store, it can be that bad at times. Is anyone feeling me?????
Yet these markets have leaders oooo! What's their job sef? Collecting levies to be shared amongst themselves? Are we going to blame government for their dirty habits too? Even the so called ultra modern markets are not left out except if its privately owned in which case provision is made to ensure there is a clean environment always. Government have their faults too, a couple of times mile 12 market has been shut due to dirty environment - from my research I was able to gather that when this happens, the iyalojas tax each vendors in the market, do massive clean up and lobby for quick re opening of market by bribing government officials to help speed up the process. After the market is reopened, what happens? Things return to status quo! Life continues and everyone remain in their lane. Government comes back only when the need to close the market arise again for selfish reasons- There is market board and office in lagos, what exactly are their duties. There must be something you and I can do to change this! #foodisnotfood #ifnotclean #cleanfoodisaright #cleanfoodenvironmentisamust #notaprivilege #themindsetmustchange #weallhaveaparttoplay