Lagos orders closure of all markets

Lagos orders closure of all markets

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, has authorised the closure of all markets with immediate effect from Thursday.

The only markets exempted are the ones selling crucial products such as medical equipment, water, foodstuff.

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The governor made this known during a live press on Tuesday

He said,

“It is not a total lockdown, we still want people on essential services to go about their normal activities.

“We are trying to de-centralise markets in Lagos. This is why we want to use some of our closed schools as markets, so people can buy food and medicine without going a long distance.

“It is only when you are alive that you can talk about economics and finance.”

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