Lagos begins fumigation against COVID-19

Fumigation and Disinfection of Mile 12 International Market has been carried out by officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture.

Mile 12 is the biggest and most popular depot for food items, fruits and vegetables in Lagos State.

The Ministry of Agriculture has also started setting up makeshift markets for food and agricultural produce in selected schools across Local Governments in the State as promised by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal said the makeshift markets were aimed at providing residents with fresh produce and to prevent panic buying following the directive of the State Governor that all markets and stores trading in non-essential commodities be closed.

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The Commissioner gave the list of Local Governments where the makeshift food and agricultural markets would be operated to include Mushin, Alimosho, Surulere, Ikeja, Apapa, Lagos Mainland; Eti-Osa; Surulere and Ifako Ijaiye Local Governments.

According to him, the makeshift food and agricultural markets would be located in Schools such as Bishop Aggey Primary School, Ilasamaja; Ajenifuja Primary School, Ilupeju, Mushin; Papa Ajao Primary School, Ladipo Street, Mushin; Akin Ogun Primary School, Mosan; Meiran Community Primary School, Meiran; and Animashaun Primary School, Ijeshatedo off Omilani Street, Surulere,

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Others are Ikeja Primary School, Ikeja; Opebi Primary School, Opebi, Ikeja; Anglican Primary School, Marine Beach, Apapa; St. Jude Primary School, Ebute- Metta; St. George’s Boys Primary School, Falomo; Community Grammar School, Adelabu, Surulere; Obele Secondary School, Adelabu, Surulere; Fagba Junior Grammar School, Ifako Ijaiye; and Stadium High School, Ifako.

Prince Lawal stressed that his Ministry along with the Ministry of Health have put in place safety guidelines at each of the makeshift food and agricultural markets but urged for strict adherence to safety measures by shoppers and necessary precautionary measures of social distancing.

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The Commissioner said officials of the Nigeria Police and Neighbourhood Safety Corps would be on ground to ensure the maintenance of law and order and advised all residents of the State to take individual responsibility during this restrictive period by acting positively so that the chain of COVID-19 transmission could be broken in the State.

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