29 July 2020 by Remi Johnson
As part of measures to decongest markets in the FCT and further check the spread of COVID-19, market operations have been extended from three days to 7 days of the week from 7:00am to 6:00pm effective from Thursday, 30th July 2020.
This resolution was reached at a virtual meeting chaired by the Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello with members of the FCT COVID-19 Response Team, senior members of the Administration and members of the Coalition of FCT Market Chairmen and Secretaries led by its Chairman Mr Raphael Okorie.
The minister urged the Abuja Market Management Limited and various market associations to continue to enlighten market users on COVID-19 and the necessity of obeying all extant health and safety protocols.
The minister further noted that Access to the markets will only be permitted with the wearing of facial mask and adherence to all extant health and safety guidelines inclusive of hand washing and maintenance of physical distancing.
The FCT minister however warned that failure by the Coalition of FCT Market Chairmen and Secretaries to fully implement these guidelines, the FCTA will be compelled to withdraw the extension.