- Markets across Lagos state can now fully reopen, as approved by Governor Sanwo-Olu
- The Lagos commissioner for local government and community affairs said this applies to both food markets and non-food markets
- Recall that markets were shut down and later allowed partial operations due to the ravaging coronavirus
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, October 27, approved the full reopening of all markets in Lagos state after months of partial operations.
Legit.ng gathered that the Lagos commissioner for local government and community affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed, gave the directive in a statement on Tuesday, October 27.
Gawat Jubril, the governor’s senior special assistant on new media, in the statement posted on Twitter noted that Sanwo-Olu took the decision to further enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of recent times.
He went on to note that both food markets and non-food markets can resume full operations daily.
Back in March, the state government had ordered the closure of markets to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Governor Sanwo-Olu had clarified then that the closure does not affect markets that sell essential items like medical equipment, water, and foodstuff.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Lagos state governor ordered the reopening of schools and also permitted churches and mosques in the state to resume full services.
According to the governor, mosques can hold their prayers five times daily while churches can also commence weekly services.
The governor said churches and mosques should resume their full services.
In a related development, the Lagos state government rolled out 46 safety protocols and guidelines for worshippers to follow during services to avoid a spike in the Covid-19 cases in the state.
To ensure the guidelines are followed, the government also inaugurated a 43-man monitoring and compliance committee.
The development was disclosed by Anofiu Elegushi, the commissioner for home affairs after a closed-door meeting with religious stakeholders on Thursday, August 6.
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