Governor Akeredolu.

Toluwalope Jombo

As a way to reduce the spread of COVID- 19 in Shahsha market, Ondo state governor, Mr Arakunrin Akeredolu has visited the area and told management to reduce over crowding in the market.

Akeredolu during a visit to the leaders of the market expressed dissatisfaction in the way the market is being operated.

He further expressed concern over the large crowd in the market despite the order on social distancing and dusk to dawn curfew in the state.

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The Governor gave an example of Kano where the COVID-19 pandemic had claimed so many lives due to non-compliance with social distancing, and no strict adherence to rules and regulations.

According to Akeredolu, the Shahsha market will now have two days on, and two days off with effect from Friday with strict measures by the State Police, and other security agencies.

“They have been given the grace to sell their commodities till Friday. No market on Saturday and Sunday, but the market will open on Monday and Tuesday”

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“There are too many people here. People come in here and it’s so full because everybody is clustered together,” he said.

He directed the Ondo police command to begin the enforcement of social distancing and other recommended safety rules in the market.

Earlier, Commissioner of Police, Ondo State Command, Undie Adie, said his officers would be deployed to partner with the leaders, and to ensure that all rules concerning social distancing and operations of the market were strictly adhered to.

Also, Shehu Ibrahim, the Seriki of Shahsha market, who earlier appealed to Governor Akeredolu to allow the traders till Friday to sell off their perishable goods.