The Lagos State Government on Tuesday ordered the closure of all markets not dealing in essential commodities across the state.
Speaking in a live press conference, Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said it was effective Thursday. The essential commodities, according to the governor, are medical equipment, water and foodstuff.
He said: “It is not a total lockdown. We still want people on essential services to go about their normal activities.
“We are trying to de-centralise markets in Lagos. This is why we want to use some of our closed schools as markets, so people can buy food and medicine without going a long distance.
“It is only when you are alive that you can talk about economics and finance.”