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Lagos opens improvised food markets across major schools

by Winifred Okafor

The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal has announced that the state government has inaugurated food markets across major schools in the state in the wake of the lockdown across the state to contain the spread of Covid-19.

He made this disclosure during an assessment visit to a portion of the business sectors at Ikeja Primary School, GRA and Ojota Nursery and Primary School, Ogudu, Lagos Mainland.

Lawal noted that the point of setting up the local food markets was to give Lagosians access to supplies during this lockdown so as to provide an alternative while other major markets are shut in line with the directive of the state government.

He included that the business sectors were alternative markets inside the area for families that don’t have the ability to purchase food items in mass to approach a market during the present limitation in the state.  

The Commissioner clarified that the business sectors, which are the primary release, would empower customers purchase produce and other ordinary needs, for example, drinks, vegetables, fish, poultry items, bread and other fundamental needs at serious, moderate and homestead entryway costs.

He said; “Today, we are hailing off the crisis neighborhood nourishment markets arrangement by the State Government in chose schools to bring markets nearer to the individuals. Basically, what we are going to see here is the means by which a market is carried nearer to the network. We don’t need a circumstance where individuals need to go far in open transportation along these lines presenting to the risk of the spread of COVID-19.  

“When individuals know there is a local market inside the zone which individuals can simply walk 200 meters to the spot, they would be oblige to utilize such market. It is additionally imperative to tell that it isn’t all Lagosians that have the ability to mass buy produce and store in their homes.”

He added that; “There are a few families that don’t have the ability to mass buy since they are day by day workers, such individuals you know as a result of the lockdown, they can’t get enough cash.

“Those families can come here, purchase barely any thing they need like refreshments, vegetables, fish, bread, eggs and poultry items during this period. It is a run of the mill market like we have in other created nations.” 

Lawal clarified that the following markets dates are next Wednesday and Saturday this week similarly as he asked inhabitants to exploit the business sectors and purchase their nourishment and other farming needs at the business sectors.

He clarified that both the Ministries of Agriculture and Health have set up wellbeing rules at every one of the nourishment and rural markets however prompted customer to stick carefully to security measures and take the fundamental prudent steps of social separating while at the same time shopping.

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