The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has at a live press conference on Tuesday ordered the closure of all markets with effect from Thursday.
According to him, the only exempted markets are the ones selling essential commodities such as medical equipment, water, and foodstuff.
“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.”
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Lagos state government orders closure of all markets except those selling food and other essentials.pic.twitter.com/y2dJwP8mlf
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) March 24, 2020