COVID-19: Lagos Reopens Markets for Full Operations

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Nigeria’s financial centre, Lagos state, has reopened fully, its food and non-food markets. The Governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-olu, made the approval on Tuesday.

In a statement announcing this, the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed, said Mr Governor took the decision to further enhance trade and commerce as well as mitigate the hardship of recent times and ensure that Lagosians can recover fast.

Dr Ahmed pointed out that Mr Governor also advised the continued observance of all safety protocols.

He noted that traders and their customers must adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols for their safety and the citizenry at large.

The state government had ordered the closure of all non-essential markets stores in the state few months ago as part of the measures put in place to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

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