As part of efforts to ensure total compliance with the Lagos State Government’s directive on the partial closure of business to control the spread of Coronavirus, the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) has engaged market leaders and traders.

According to the General Manager of the Agency, Mrs. Kemi Olugbode, the engagement became necessary in order to educate traders and consumers on the COVID-19 pandemic while also promoting and protecting consumer-rights to safety.

Speaking further, she said that during the engagement at the Balogun Market, one of the Market leaders who is also the APC Ward B3 Chairman for Lagos Island, Alhaji Babajide Ibrahim, promised that the market executives will ensure proper sensitisation of all traders within the market

He stated that the market leaders will take the enlightenment round the market today so as to ensure that all traders comply with directives on the partial closure of some markets.

The Chairman, Market Parking Board of Lagos Island, Mr. Ibrahim Dawodu, also promised that there will be total compliance with the directives of the State Government, adding that the Market Parking spaces will be under lock and key.

The Iyaloja of Owolowo, Alhaja Idayat Ali, promised that the executive members will work in tandem with the Market Taskforce to ensure all shops and retailers outlets along Nnamdi Azikwe, Agarawu, Olowogbowo and others comply with the directive, adding that any recalcitrant will be severely dealt with.

Also speaking during the advocacy campaign, the Iyaloja of Ojuwoye, Alhaja (Mrs.) Idiat Adebunmi explained that measures already put in place by the market include maintaining social distance, provision of hand gloves, tap- fitted hand-washing buckets and sanitisers.

Recall that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu directed that some markets, courts and parks in Lagos State should be shut for seven days starting Thursday, 26th March 2020, as part of efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in the State.

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