Lagos govt approves full reopening of markets

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The Lagos State Government has approved the full reopening of markets in the state.

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

As part of efforts to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration had approved markets to open three days a week – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

With the policy change, markets can now open every day of the week.

“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,” the statement read in part.

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