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Breaking: Lagos govt approves reopening of markets across the state

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the full reopening of both food markets and non-food markets across the state.

The Lagos Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

The Lagos State government had relaxed the ongoing curfew, following the violence recorded in various parts of the state.

“The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the full resumption of operations of both food markets and non-food markets,” the statement reads in parts.

“They are now to open daily”.

“Mr Governor took the decision to further enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of recent times and ensure that Lagosians can recover fast”.

“Mr Governor also advised the continued observance of all safety protocols.

“He noted that traders and their customers must adhere strictly to the covid 19 protocols for their safety and the citizenry at large.”

The commissioner in a statement issued earlier in the week had asked residents of the state to go about their lawful duties, noting however that public and schools in the state remain shut till further notice.

More details to follow.

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