Staggered market days end, as Sanwo-Olu okays full reopening


Almost six months after COVID-19 pandemic, the Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved full reopening of markets across the state, as opposed to staggered regime introduced due to the outbreak of the virus.

Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

In the statement made available by the Governor’s Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Gawat Jubril, it indicated that food markets and non-food markets could reopen every day of the week.

Prior to the announcement, food and non-food markets operated three days in a week – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

The statement read partly: “The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the full resumption of operations of both food markets and non-food markets.

“They are now to open daily.

“Mr Governor took the decision to further enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of recent times and ensure that Lagosians can recover fast.

“Mr Governor also advised the continued observance of all safety protocols.

“Traders and their customers must adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols for their safety and the citizenry at large.”



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