The Lagos State Government has extended hours of operations of food and non-food markets in the State.
This was revealed in a press statement issued by the State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed, yesterday 16th August, 2020.
Dr.Ahmed stated that markets are now expected to open at 8:00am and close at 6:00pm, while stores in the various local governments and local council development areas across the metropolis would be allowed to open from 9am to 3pm on selected days.
“The alternate days of operations will remain in force whereby food markets open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday while non-food markets open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.” He added.
He therefore urged traders to strictly adhere to Covid-19 protocols for their safety and that of the residents at large, stressing that everyone operating at the markets and stores would be mandated to observe precautionary measures such as physical distancing and high levels of personal and respiratory hygiene.
In the same vein, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Mr Gboyega Akosile, in a series of tweets, affirmed the decision, stating that it will further enhance trade and mitigate the hardship of Covid-19 pandemic.