Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has ordered for the closure of the Agbaedo Nnewi New Motor Spare Parts Market for one week over non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
The order was contained in a statement signed by the state commissioner for trade and commerce, Mr Uchenna Okafor, and made available to newsmen in Awka on Saturday.
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According to the statement, Obiano ordered the closure of the market for one week, following “the disregard for the COVID-19 safety protocols by both traders and customers in the market.
Obiano also directed the officials of the market to appear before the commissioner for health, Dr Vincent Okpala, for retraining and recertification, within the period of the closure.
Part of the release read, “Following the non-compliance to the COVID-19 safety protocols by the Agbaedo new motor spare parts market, Nnewi, His Excellency the executive governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has ordered for the closure of the market.”
Anambra State has recently been posting high COVID-19 positive cases. The governor has, as a result of this, imposed a nine hours curfew on the state, which begins on Monday.