Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the full reopening of markets in the state.
This was made known on Tuesday by the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs Wale Ahmed.
According to a statement by the governor’s senior special assistant on new media Gawat Jubril, both food markets and non-food markets can reopen every day of the week.
The statement read: “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.
“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.”
Markets in the state have until now been given days to open for business as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Food and non-food markets were allowed to operate three days a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday.