Lagos State sets up temporary food markets in school

Thu Mar 26th, 2020 - Lagos

Sequel to the directive of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, that some school grounds be used as temporary markets as part of measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Agriculture has set up sites for food and agricultural produce in selected schools across Local Governments in the State.

The Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal disclosed this development, noting that the markets were set up to provide Lagosians access to food supplies during this restriction period in order to prevent panic buying after the directive that all markets and stores trading in non-essential commodities be closed.

Lawal outlined the Local Governments where the food and agricultural markets would be set up as: Mushin, Alimosho, Surulere, Ikeja, Apapa, Lagos Mainland, Eti-Osa, Surulere and Ifako-Ijaiye Local Governments.




source: Guardian