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General News of Thursday, 26 March 2020

Source: MyNigeria

LASG to set up 8 make-shift markets to curb panic-buying

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has completed plans to set up make-shift trading centres in select schools to enable residents get necessary supplies at no extra cost.

The Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal noted that the markets were set up to provide Lagosians access to food supplies during this restriction period in order to prevent panic buying.

Lawal outlined the Local Governments where the food and agricultural markets would be set up as Mushin, Alimosho, Surulere, Ikeja, Apapa, Lagos Mainland, Eti-Osa, and Ifako-Ijaiye Local Governments.

He solicited for strict adherence to safety measures by shoppers, especially social distancing between visitors to the specified locations.

The Commissioner added that officials of the Nigeria Police and Neighbourhood Watch will ensure the maintenance of law and order at the various markets.