By Atseyinku Emmanuel (9News Nigeria)
Traders in markets across Anambra state have continued to commend Governor Willie Obiano for the re-opening of the markets after five week closure, as part of efforts at preventing the spread of the Coronavirus Pandemic in the state.
This was observed when 9News monitored some markets in the state, including Eke Awka, Timber market Umuokpu Awka, and Oyeagu market, Abagana.
During the monitoring exercise, 9News observed that the markets executives in collaboration with tax force officials in charge of enforcement of the preventive measures against the Covid-19, in the markets, were seen trying to ensure traders’ compliance with the preventive measures which include social distancing, hand washing, using of face masks.
It was also seen that many traders and buyers alike are already complying with the use of face masks oder in the markets, while a good number of them are yet to comply with the directive.
Speaking, the President General of Timber market, Umuokpu Awka, Chief Chukwudi Nwankwo, and his Oye Agu market counterpart, Chief Ugochukwu Nwokaka while commending the state government on the latest development in markets, assured that they will continue to strive to ensure preventive measures against the virus in the markets.
They called on traders and buyers that are yet to comply with the use of face masks order to do so, as they will not take it lightly with any one that flouts the law.