- As Anambra shuts markets of non-food items
The Lagos State Government has intiated process of establishing emergency agro markets to provide Lagosians with alternative source of food item after the closure of markets in the state
While briefing newsmen on this latest adjustment aimed at containing coronavirus, t he Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal stated that the markets were set up to provide Lagosians access to food supplies during period of partial lockdown in order to prevent panic buying.
He stated that the Local Governments where the food and agricultural markets would be set up are Mushin, Alimosho, Surulere, Ikeja, Apapa, Lagos Mainland, Eti-Osa, Surulere and Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Areas
Lawal advised that Lagosians adhere strictly to safety measures by ensured maintenance of social distancing adding that the Nigeria Police and Neighbourhood Watch will ensure the maintenance of law and order at the various markets.
Anambra shuts markets of non-food items
Meanwhile, Anambra seems to have taken a cue from Lagos as it has annual the closure of markets in the state from Monday, 30th March, 2020 for 14 days.
Statement released by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu stated that “only businesses selling food items and medicines are authorised to stay open during the closure”.
He, however advised that such businesses should observe social distance protocols and other coronavirus health advisory already in place in Anambra state.