President Buhari Okays Markets in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun To Open but see when to Open and Close.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that all markets in states where a lockdown was imposed which are Lagos, FCT and Ogun, will be allowed to open between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm daily. Markets in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja can now open between 10am and 2pm daily These are markets in states where a lockdown was imposed.
Supermarkets and food stores are also allowed to open between 10am and 4pm In a move to ease the burden placed on residents of Lagos, FCT and Ogun states. The National Co-ordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Aliyu Sani, revealed this directive on Wednesday during a briefing by members of the task force.
Only shops and stalls selling food and groceries shall be allowed to open to customers between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, he said. Supermarkets and food stores are allowed to operate between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
After their closure at 4:00 pm, Sani urged shop owners to ensure that all shelves, aisles and stores are cleaned and disinfected and by 6:00 pm, staff are conveyed back to their respective homes.
This new law was imposed in order to solve or reduce the issues of shortage in food supplies during the COVID19 lockdown and at the same time prevent and reduce the spread of the Corona Virus in the nation.