Covid 19: Okitipupa traders in Ondo failed to observe market closure

March 31, 2020

1.3 min readCategories: News

By Mike Kuwoye

As part of measures to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Monday, ordered the total closure of markets across the state.

Despite this ban, Okitipupa market traders, in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, have failed to adhere strictly to this order.

Traders around Okitipupa main market

Starnews NG reports that the traders were sighted around the main market of Okitipupa town, doing their normal trading business like before, because the main market has been shut down and the gates were under locks and keys by officials of Okitipupa local government.

One of the passersby who spoke with our correspondents under the condition of anonymity condemned the actions of the traders. He described it as an act of foolishness.

Buying and Selling ongoing around Okitipupa main market despite the ban

Starnews NG correspondent who visited the market said the the market was flooded by traders just like before as people failed to observe the state-wide ban placed on the operation of markets across the state.

A shop at the market environment in operation
Part of the pictures taken during our correspondent visit to the market

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