Sanwo-Olu extends operation hours of markets

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has extended the hours of operations of both food markets and non-food markets in the State.

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor,Gboyega Akosile confirmed this in his twitter handle on sunday.

According to Akosile, the decision was taken to further enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of COVID-19 pandemic.

Markets have now been permitted to open by 8am and close at 6pm.

Akosile noted that the announcement was made in a statement by the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs in the state, Dr Wale Ahmed.

However, the alternate days of operations remain in force.

Food markets in Lagos are to open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, while non-food markets will open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

He urged all traders to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols for their safety and that of the residents at large.

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