BY SUNNY A. DAVID
Traders in markets across Anambra State have continued to commend Governor Willie Obiano for the re-opening of markets after its one month and aweek closure, as part of efforts to preventing the spread of Coronavirus Pandemic in the State.
This was observed when our correspondent monitored some markets in the State, including Eke Awka, Timba-Umuokpu and Oyeagu markets.
Our correspondent reports that during the monitoring exercise, observed that the market Heads in collaboration with Task Force officials in charge of enforcement of the preventive measures against the Covid-19, in the markets, were trying to ensure traders’ compliance with the preventive measures which include social distancing, hand washing and using of face masks.
It was also seen that many traders and buyers alike were already complying with the use of face masks order in the markets, while a good number of them were yet to comply with the directive.
Speaking to our correspondent, the President General of Timba Market, Umuokpu Awka, Chief Chukwudi Nwankwo, and his Oyeagu 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.
A Trader at Timba Market Umuokpu Awka, Mr. Udoka Ebudide, and threeother Traders at Oyeagu Market, Mrs. Ukamaka Udougbo, Mr. EzechukwuChinwuba and Chinwe Anadi thanked the Anambra State government for lifting the ban on markets closure, saying that it will enable them to raise money for their children’s school fees and other expenses.
On their parts, two traders at Eke-Awka Market, Mr. Okechukwu Ohaneche, and Mr. Innocent Obule thanked the State government for the decision aimed at reducing hunger and sufferings of people in the State.
Recall that Governor Willie Obiano had in a broadcast on Monday, twenty-seventh April 2020, following a meeting with leaders of Anambra markets announced that markets in the State will re-open being the fourth of May, 2020.

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