The Lagos State Government has extended the operating hours of food markets across the state.
The State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed made this known in a press statement issued on Sunday.
The statement also revealed that the extension also applies to non-food markets in Lagos.
The state government had placed restrictions on market operations, following the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Food markets are now to be opened from 9am to 3pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays while the non-food markets follow the same time restrictions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Ahmed urged all traders to adhere strictly to the Covid-19 protocols for their safety and the citizenry at large.
“The decision by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is to further enhance trade and commerce as well as mitigate the hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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 said.