The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday ordered the temporary closure of all markets that are not selling essential commodities like medical equipment, water, foodstuff with effect from Thursday.
Sanwo said this in a press briefing on a National Television.
“It is not a total lockdown, we still want people on essential services to go about their normal activities. “We are trying to de-centralise markets in Lagos.
This is why we want to use some of our closed schools as markets, so people can buy food and medicine without going a long distance. “It is only when you are alive that you can talk about economics and finance.”