Hours of operations for food and non-food markets in Lagos State have been extended.

The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed, made this known in a press statement on Sunday.

The statement noted that markets are now expected to open at 8 am and close at 6 pm henceforth

“The decision by Governor Babajide Sanwoolu is to further enhance trade and commerce as well as mitigate the hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement added.

Ahmed stated that “the alternate days of operations will remain in force whereby 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 the citizenry at large as non-compliance will attract penalty

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