Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the closure of all markets with effect from Thursday.
The only exempted markets are the ones selling essential commodities such as medical equipment, water, foodstuff.
The governor made the disclosure at a live press conference on Tuesday.
“It is not a total lockdown, we still want people on essential services to go about their normal activities.
“We are trying to de-centralise markets in Lagos. This is why we want to use some of our closed schools as markets, so people can buy food and medicine without going a long distance.
“It is only when you are alive that you can talk about economics and finance.”