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Balogun market, Computer village, Ladipo market, others to completely shut down today

Major markets in Lagos state will be shutdown totally on today, Thursday  26th March to halt the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

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This will result to loss of millions of naira in the next coming days.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on Tuesday announced total shutdown of all non-food markets in the state in a bid to arrest spread of rampaging Coronavirus.

As at Wednesday, Lagos has recorded 30 of the 46 Coronavirus cases in Nigeria, making it the hottest zone for the spread of the disease in Nigeria.

Markets to be affected by the Governor’s order are the popular Computer Village, with volume transactions running into billions of naira on daily basis and Balogun Market on Lagos Island, one of the biggest clothes market in Nigeria, with a daily turnover of billions of naira.


Also affected is Alaba International Market, the home of electronics in Nigeria, with daily transactions running into billions of naira.

The popular Ladipo Auto Spare Parts market, the biggest in Nigeria is also affected. The market has a daily turnover of billions of naira.

More so, part of the popular Tejuosho  Market in Yaba will be affected. Major part of the market is devoted to non-selling of food items. Daily transaction in the market runs into multi-million naira.

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Gift Adene

Gift Adene is an Entertainment and Society News writer, a Chronicler of celebrities and King of Rumor Has it. Gift holds a BSC in Computer Science from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK), and MSC in Information and Communications Technology from NOU. He is a Machine Learning and Data Science enthusiast, a ProBlogger, Digital Marketer and social media savvy. Gift loves Python Programming Language, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Address: Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Email: [email protected]

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