The Lagos State Government has set up makeshift food markets in some schools across the state to enable residents to have access to food supply.

The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal, who stated this on Thursday, noted that the markets were set up to prevent panic buying among the residents following the directive of the state government that all markets and non-essential commodities be closed.

According to the commissioner, the makeshift markets will set up in nine local government areas – Mushin LGA, Alimosho LGA, Surulere LGA, Ikeja LGA, Apapa LGA, Lagos Mainland LGA; Eti-Osa LGA; Surulere LGA and Ifako Ijaiye LGA.

He said, “Sequel to the directive of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday on more restrictive measures to break the cycle of transmission of coronavirus in the state, the state government today set up makeshift markets for food and agricultural produce in selected schools across local governments in the state.

“The makeshift food and agricultural markets would be located in schools such as Bishop Aggey Primary School, Ilasamaja; Ajenifuja Primary School, Ilupeju, Mushin; Papa Ajao Primary School, Ladipo Street, Mushin; Akin Ogun Primary School, Mosan; Meiran Community Primary School, Meiran; and Animashaun Primary School, Ijeshatedo off Omilani Street, Surulere,

“Others are Ikeja Primary School, Ikeja; Opebi Primary School, Opebi, Ikeja; Anglican Primary School, Marine Beach, Apapa; St. Jude Primary School, Ebute- Metta; St. George’s Boys Primary School, Falomo; Community Grammar School, Adelabu, Surulere; Obele Secondary School, Adelabu, Surulere; Fagba Junior Grammar School, Ifako Ijaiye; and Stadium High School, Ifako.”