Lagos State Governor approves the full reopening of markets in the state

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The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the full reopening of markets in the state. 

This was announced in a statement released by the Lagos Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed on Tuesday 27th October. 

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

The statement read; 

“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.”

Before now, food and non-food markets were allowed to operate three days a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.