An illegal crèche, located in Sabo market, Lagos, was shut down on Thursday.
The Chairman, Yaba Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Jide Jimoh, ordered the closure of the crèche during an unscheduled visit to the market.
He expressed his displeasure at the operation of the crèche in an un-conducive environment “because the children’s future is at risk.” 12 children were in the crèche when the chairman visited.
“Apart from the fact that the crèche is in the heart of the market, the environment is not ideal for education.
“A good and hygienic environment are some of the requirements for learning, be it at the elementary, primary or tertiary levels and not in a noisy and dirty place,” the chairman said.
Mr. Jimoh said that the two shops housing the crèche are not properly ventilated and the environment is too noisy and dirty for children of those ages.
The chairman said that a healthy environment is essential for the economy and should be sustained through best environmental practices.