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COVID-19: FCTA Extends Market Days In Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA has anniynced the extension of market days in the city from 3 to 7 days.


The decision to extend the market days was reached at a virtual meeting chaired by the Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello.


Malam Muhammad held the meeting 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 virtual meeting deliberated on the request by the Coalition of FCT Market Chairmen and Secretaries for the operational days of FCT markets to be extended to all 7 of the week as against the 3 days weekly that is currently in effect.

FCTA Extends Market Days In Abuja


Arising from the meeting Consequent upon this meeting, market operations was extended from three days a week to all 7 days in the week from 7:00am to 6:00pm effective from Thursday, 30th July 2020.

Fcta Extends Market Days In Abuja
FCTA Extends Market Days In Abuja


It was agreed that the Abuja Market Management Limited and various market associations will continue to carry out sensitization activities to enlighten market users on COVID-19.


According to a statement signed by the Chief press secretary of the FCTA, Anthony Ogunleye, access to the markets and operations within the markets will only be permitted with the wearing of facial coverings among other measures.


However, it was stated that the extension would be withdrawn if the Coalition of FCT Market Chairmen and Secretaries fail to fully implement the guidelines.

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