Lagos extends market operating hours


Food and non-food markets across Lagos state will now be allowed to be open for longer hours as the government continues to reopen the economy which was partially shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a series of tweets on Sunday, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Akosile, said markets have been permitted to open by 8am and close at 6pm.

According to him, the decision was to further enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of COVID-19 pandemic.

Akosile, however, stressed that the alternate days of operations remain in force.

Food markets in Lagos are to open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, while non-food markets open will open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The government also urged all traders to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols for their safety and that of the residents at large.

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