The Lagos State authorities has disclosed that the state will open further 50 to 60 emergency markets in class premises that can be allotted to Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) firms, to erect stands to promote their important items for individuals who can not go to purchasing malls to purchase their each day wants.
According to the state authorities, Lagos won’t be on a whole lockdown however a decelerate, noting that the Intention of the federal government was to take non-essentials commodities out of the streets.
Specifically, the Governor of the State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, talking at a digital assembly with the Nigeria Employers Consultative Assembly (NECA) on COVID 19 yesterday, mentioned all of the meals markets and chain shops inside the state like Spar, Game, and Shoprite would stay open each day.
He famous that the Government would make sure that the provides of FMCGs, that are important items, labeled as each day want merchandise, like meals and medicines, drinks, well being and hygiene merchandise, medicaments amongst others would maintain flowing.
He mentioned: “Trucks carrying inbound provides or outbound merchandise of FMCG firms can be allowed to function to make sure provides continuity of important merchandise. These vans will need to have a way of identification to allow regulation enforcement brokers to determine them simply.
“Government will attain out to the airports and seaports operators like Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO), APM Terminals, and Maersk amongst others, to get them to prioritise FMCG supplies clearing over others throughout this era.
“There will be increased military presence which is the army, police, navy, air force and other paramilitary organisations on the roads to ensure compliance. The police and military will be well briefed to be cautious with citizens to avoid untoward incidents while transport for intra-city commuting would be allowed to operate, especially Lagos state transport buses.”
Speaking additional, Sanwo-Olu urged the lots to not panic purchase and mentioned that workers of the FMCG firms should carry their technique of identifications to and from work to make sure straightforward identification and clean passage.
He famous that intercity and interstate provides at the moment are a problem exterior Lagos as most state governments have imposed no entry into their state particularly from Lagos.