Major markets in Lagos state will be shutdown totally on today, Thursday 26th March to halt the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
This will result to loss of millions of naira in the next
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on Tuesday announced total shutdown of all
non-food markets in the state in a bid to arrest spread of rampaging
As at Wednesday, Lagos has recorded 30 of the 46 Coronavirus cases in Nigeria,
making it the hottest zone for the spread of the disease in Nigeria.
Markets to be affected by the Governor’s order are the popular Computer
Village, with volume transactions running into billions of naira on daily basis
and Balogun Market on Lagos Island, one of the biggest clothes market in
Nigeria, with a daily turnover of billions of naira.
Also affected is Alaba International Market, the home of electronics in
Nigeria, with daily transactions running into billions of naira.
The popular Ladipo Auto Spare Parts market, the biggest in Nigeria is also
affected. The market has a daily turnover of billions of naira.
More so, part of the popular Tejuosho Market in Yaba will be affected.
Major part of the market is devoted to non-selling of food items. Daily
transaction in the market runs into multi-million naira.