COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Lagos Markets

In the race to protect against coronavirus, the Lagos state government has ordered lockdown of markets excluding the ones selling essential commodities.

Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Lagos Markets
Photo of a Lagos market

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the closure of all markets not selling essential commodities such as medical equipment, water, foodstuff with effect from Thursday.

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Sanwo-Olu said this in a live press conference on Tuesday, The PUNCH reports.

“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.

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