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