20th April, 2020
The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) on Monday, advised market men and women to ensure strict compliance with the social distancing order to contain the spread of COVID- 19.
Mrs. Gbemisola Akinpelu, LAGESC Corps Marshal, visited Mile 2 market, Lagos to properly sensitize the traders on breaking the COVID-19 cycle of transmission.
She warned that defaulters would be appropriately sanctioned by the state government.
According to her, overcrowded areas such as our market places will increase the spread of this pandemic, if social distancing is not adhered to.
The corps marshal further explained that in the light of this, the agency would continue to beam its search light on all markets in the state.
“Monitoring the operation at various markets to ensure that these directives were strictly adhered to through aggressive advocacy campaign and sensitisation on total compliance to the order.
“Traders and buyers alike should maintain environmental cleanliness around the markets, stop trading on road setbacks and drains.
“I urge you all to imbibe the culture of personal hygiene, by engaging in regular handwashing with soap and water as well as regular use of hand sanitisers, nose masks, and other protective devices.
“Please always consult the nearest hospital or testing centres for any ailment to ensure that the spread of the virus was curtailed as our markets harbour influx of people,’’ she said.
Akinpelu urged people who do not have any business around the market, and loiterers, to stay at home to reduce the numbers of people within the markets arenas.