Lagos State government has extended the hours of operations of both food markets and non-food markets across the state.
In a series of tweets on Sunday, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Akosile, said the decision was to further enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the governor’s spokesman, markets have been permitted to open by 8am and close at 6pm.
He explained that the announcement was made in a statement by the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs in the state, Dr Wale Ahmed.
Dr Ahmed, he said, emphasised that the alternate days of operations remain in force, where food markets open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, while non-food markets open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
He urged all traders to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols for their safety and that of the residents at large.