Markets shutdown: The Government of Lagos State has shutdown about 17 markets so far on grounds of preventing wide spread of coronavirus.
Lagos state with a population of over 20 million people has gradually become under serious attacks of coronavirus also referred to as covid-19.
The deadly disease which has claimed so many lives around the world, one life so far in Nigeria with over 65 infected cases within the country appears to be spreading more rapidly in the state.
The state govt. last Tuesday issued a statement planning markets shutdown especially those ones not dealing on food, water and other essential materials.
It promised to put all such businesses under lock and key on Thursday March in its bid to combat the spread of the deadly covid-19 infection
The government stressed that the Nigerian Army and other law enforcement agencies have been mandated to enforce compliance by the public to bring the markets shutdown policy to fruition.
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The Governor Mr. Sanya-Olu appealed to lagosians to obey the policy as it is for the common good of all.
Below is the list of markets within Lagos state shutdown by the govt. today:
1. Mandilaz market on Lagos Island..
2. GSM Village, Airport Road, Ikeja
3. Oluwole market on Lagos Island.
4. Oshodi market.
5. Ladipo Market.
6. Arena market oshodi.
7. Ogba market.
8. Lawanson market.
9. Kantangua market.
10. Alaba international market.
11. Trade fair market.
12. Igando market, Alimosho, Abule-egba.
13. Ebute ero market.
14. Computer Village, Ikeja.
15. Balogun market in Lagos island.
17. Agege market.
However, many Lagosians who have seen this list wondered why some other markets in this category are not included in the ban, they mentioned Tejuosho market in Yaba, Onyigbo market in Ebute Meta and a couple of others around.
On this, we all know the government has its criteria to determine which market is due for such lock down.
We decided to bring you the list of markets shutdown to guide you should you wish to visit any of the affected markets for your shopping, so you can be well informed.
If you think there is something we didn’t capture in this article that you know will be helpful, we will appreciate your comment in the comment box below.