Covid-19: Lagos CP satisfied with compliance level to government directives on markets, shopping malls, others


The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance and enforcement of the Lagos State Government directives on markets, shopping malls, stores, eateries and businesses in the state.

A statement from the Police Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police command, DSP Bala Elkana informed that the CP had on Thursday gone round major markets and businesses in the state to monitor compliance with the directives issued by Lagos State Government on Tuesday 24th March, 2020, for closure of all markets and stores, except markets that were selling food items, water, medicine, pharmacies, medical equipment and other related essential lifesaving products, with effect from Thursday 26th March, 2020.

The statement disclosed that the CP CP visited eateries, financial institutions, telecommunications outlets, markets dealing in essential commodities and markets dealing in non-essential commodities within the mainland and Island.

It added that markets dealing in food stuffs, medicines, medical equipment and other lifesaving products were seen carrying out their businesses unhindered while all other markets were completely closed by the operators in obedience to the state government directives.

It further said that some businesses placed notice on their entrances informing their esteemed customers of the closure.

The statement observed that customers of various financial institutions, telecommunication companies and businesses not affected by the closure order were seen observing the guidelines regarding social distancing and spacing, thereby avoiding body contacts even as it went on to say that customers in eateries visited were seen using take away services and not having more than 25 persons at a time.

“CP had a stop over at various bus stops where he noticed passengers sitting side by side in buses without recourse to social distancing guidelines. He advised motorists to put two passengers per row instead of the usual four, in other to avoid body contacts.

“The Commissioner of Police use the medium to appreciate the good people of Lagos State for their patriotism in obeying the safety regulations put in place by government. Together we will stop the spread of COVID-19.

“For information or complaints regarding non-compliance, call the following numbers 09010512285, 09010512286, 09010512287 and 09010512288”, the statement said.

Photo: Lagos CP, Hakeem Odumosu.

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