The Lagos State Government has taken action against the Alaba International Market due to various infractions, particularly concerning waste disposal and sanitation. The Commissioner for Environment, Tokunbo Wahab, announced the closure in a tweet, stating that it was a result of poor waste disposal practices, failure to pay waste bills, and environmental sanitation offenses.

This move follows a series of market closures and demolitions by the Lagos State Government, including the temporary sealing of the Mile 12 International Market and the shutdown of the Owode Onirin Market due to issues related to indiscriminate waste disposal. Additionally, the Ladipo Auto Parts Market and other markets have faced similar sanctions for environmental violations.

The government's actions underscore its commitment to maintaining environmental standards and ensuring responsible waste management within the state. It serves as a reminder to market operators and residents of the importance of adhering to environmental regulations and keeping public spaces clean.