Gov. Sanwo-Olu orders full reopening of all markets in Lagos


Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the full reopening of all markets in Lagos state.

In the statement which was made available by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Gawat Jubril, was announced by Lagos Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed, on Tuesday, stated clearly that both food markets and non-food markets can reopen every day of the week.

Kemi Filani recalls that before this announcement was made, food and non-food markets were allowed to operate only three days in a week- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

According to Lagos state government, markets were allowed to open just 3 days in a week to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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 said.

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