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LASCOPA educates traders on market closure

Dan Chris

Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) has sensitised traders on the need to comply with the partial closure of businesses as directed by the government.

General Manager Mrs. Kemi Olugbode said the engagement was necessary to properly educate traders and consumers on the Coronavirus pandemic. It is also to promote and protect consumers’ right to safety.

Olugbode led a team of LASCOPA officials to some markets yesterday to engage with the executives and traders on government’s directive of partial closure, and to seek their cooperation to ensure its success.

A leader at Balogun Market on Lagos Island, Babajide Ibrahim, promised that the market executives will sensitise the traders. According to him, the market leaders will take the enlightenment round the market today to ensure traders comply with the partial closure directive.

Chairman of the Market Parking Board of Lagos Island, Ibrahim Dawodu, promised that there will be total compliance with the directive, noting that market parking spaces would be shut.

On her part, the Iyaloja of Owolowo Market, Alhaja Idayat Ali, promised that market executive will work with the market taskforce to ensure compliance by businesses along Nnamdi Azikiwe, Agarawu, Olowogbowo, and others. She added that defaulters will be sanctioned.

Iyaloja of Ojuwoye Market in Mushin, Mrs. Idiat Adebunmi, explained measures already put in place by the market to include maintaining social distance, provision of hand gloves, tap fitted hand washing buckets and sanitisers.

She added that the market crier, executives and taskforce are working everyday to ensure total compliance with the government’s directive of partial closure of the market.

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