Sanwo-Olu: Lagos Gov approves full reopening of markets

Sanwo-Olu: Lagos Gov approves full reopening of markets

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, October 27, approved the full reopening of markets in the state.

This was contained in a statement from Sanwo-Olu issued by the Lagos Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs; Dr Wale Ahmed.

The statement made available by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on New Media; Gawat Jubril, noted that both food markets and non-food markets can reopen every day of the week.

Before the announcement, food and non-food markets were allowed to operate three days a week – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The Lagos state government had regulated the opening of the markets to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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

“They are now to open daily.

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“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.

“Traders and their customers must adhere strictly to the covid 19 protocols for their safety and the citizenry at large.”

Meanwhile, Rinu Oduala and Majekodunmi Temitope; two Nigerian youths who have been at the forefront of the #EndSARS protests; have been selected to join the Lagos Judicial Panel on SARS.

Specifically, these two foremost #EndSARS campaigners were announced as members of the panel by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this on Tuesday, October 27.

According to the governor, this forms part of the government’s commitment to justice and compensation for victims of police brutality.

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Sanwo-Olu said, “Well done to the youths in Lagos for coming together to select Rinu Oduala & Majekodunmi Temitope to join the Lagos Judicial Panel On SARS as part of our commitment to justice and compensation for victims of Police brutality. Proceedings are public, follow @LagosSarsPanel.

“The scope of the panel has been expanded to cover the Lekki toll incident. Memoranda can be submitted through the panel’s email: [email protected] and you can call 0901 051 3203, 0901 051 3204, 0901 051 3205 for enquiries. 

“For Lagos based businesses who had their stores looted/vandalized, please fill this form by  @LSETF

“Let’s do what we can to support you.”


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