Economy

Gov. Fayemi Orders Closure of Markets, Shops in Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has ordered the immediate closure of markets and shops who are not selling essential commodities with effect from 5 pm tomorrow the 26th of March 2020

This according to the governor is part of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the state by ensuring that citizens observe the social distancing practice..

The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode ,however, directed that market women selling essential commodities such as foodstuffs, and those with medicines, medical equipment and water should retain their services for the people..

The governor directed all medicine stores not to sell or display any other items, while those selling foodstuffs should not display anything outside their products.

Similarly, the governor has also appealed to commercial drivers and the leadership of NURTW and RTEAN in the state to reduce the outrageous fares being charged commuters.

He urged residents of the state to join hands with government to check the spread of the virus in Ekiti.

Tope Bamidele

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