Lagos government opens 25 temporary markets
The 25 temporary neighbourhood markets set up by Lagos State government as a result of Coronavirus outbreak and restriction were yesterday formally opened for residents to patronise.
On offer at the markets were both perishable and packaged consumables like pork meat, roasted fish, Irish potatoes, branded milk, drinks, bread, among other items.
The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, who spoke at one of the markets at Emmanuel Nursery and Primary School, Ogudu, said the temporary markets were to provide residents with a place they could easily buy food items.
Lawal, who said that Lagosians would have access to food supplies during this restriction period, advised them not embark on panic-buying since the food and agricultural markets had been put in place to make shopping easy, adding that officials of the Nigeria Police and Neighbourhood Watch will ensure maintenance of law and order at the various markets.
He said the local councils where the food and agricultural markets would be available include Mushin, Alimosho, Surulere, Ikeja, Apapa, Lagos Mainland, Eti-Osa, Surulere and Ifako-Ijaiye.
According to him, the schools identified for food and agricultural markets are Bishop Aggrey Primary School, Ilasamaja; Ajenifuja Primary School, Ilupeju, Mushin; Papa Ajao Primary School, Ladipo Street, Mushin; Akin Ogun Primary School, Mosan; Meiran Community Primary School, Meiran; and Animashaun Primry School, Ijeshatedo off Omilani Street, Surulere.
Others are Ikeja Primary School, Ikeja; Opebi Primary School, Opebi, Ikeja; Anglican Primary School, Marine Beach, Apapa; St. Jude’s Primary School, Ebute-Metta; St. George’s Boys Primary School, Falomo; Community Grammar School, Adelabu, Surulere; Obele Secondary School, Adelabu, Surulere; Fagba Junior Grammar School, Ifako-Ijaiye and Stadium High School, Ifako.
He, therefore, advised residents to remain vigilant and observe the precautionary measures outlined by the state to curb the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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