The outbreak of the global pandemic called coronavirus in Lagos has affected life in the state in so many ways, especially economically, with some markets closed as a preventive measure to fight the devastating spread of the disease.
The ban imposed by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is according to him, only for non-essential markets.
Governor Sanwo-Olu had on Tuesday, March 24, given the directive which is expected to take effect from Thursday.
Below is a full list of the affected markets:
1. GSM Village, Airport Road, Ikeja
2. Mandilaz market on Lagos Island
3. Oluwole market on Lagos Island
4. Ogba market
5. Ladipo market
6. Arena market Oshodi
7. Oshodi market
8. Lawanson market
9. Kantangua market
10. Alaba international market
11. Trade fair market
12. Igando market, Alimosho, Abule-Egba
13. Ebute Ero market
14. Computer Village, Ikeja
15. Balogun market in Lagos island
17. Agege market.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that owing to the devastating spread of coronavirus in Nigeria, Sanwo-Olu had shut down markets and stores in the state starting from Thursday, March 26.
However, Governor Sanwo-Olu clarified that this closure does not affect markets that sell essential items like medical equipment, water and foodstuff.
The governor in a press statement on Tuesday, March 24, explained that the state government is not imposing a total lockdown of markets.
He said that the government intends to decentralise markets in the state and even convert closed schools to nearby venues where people can purchase food and pills.
Also, Legit.ng gathered that Sanwo-Olu has instructed public workers from grade 1 to grade 12 to stop going to work.
The information which was disclosed in a series of tweets on Sunday, March 22, via the official Twitter handle of the governor's chief press secretary, Gboyega Akosile, noted that this takes effect from Monday, March 23.
This came a few days after the Lagos government ordered that all private and public schools in the state be shut down as a preventive measure.
According to Akosile, workers are to stop going to work for the next two weeks after which the governor will review the decision.
He noted that workers were not just supposed to do nothing while they stay home but continue their work from their respective homes.
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