All markets in Lagos State are to be shut down on Friday, February 19, 2021 in honour of the late pioneer civilian governor of the state, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande (LKJ) who died on Thursday, February 11, 2021.
Announcing this in Lagos on Thursday, Iyaloja-General of Nigeria, Mrs. Folasade Tinubu Ojo, said it is a mark of respect and solidarity in honour of the departed late governor.
She urged market leaders to comply by the order.
“We are shutting down all markets tomorrow as a way of mourning our late father. We all know he was the former Governor of Lagos who dedicated his time to develop the state and dedicating a day in his honour is a good thing. I enjoin all market leaders and traders to comply with this directive,” she said.
The Iyaloja of Ikorodu, Mrs. Fausikat Abiodun Allinson and Chairman, Leathers’ Dealers Association, Balogun Market, Mr. Azubuike Nwachukwu said they have informed their members about the directives of the Iyaloja-General and all members are expected to comply with the directive.
“We are prepared to shut down the market and members have been dully informed. This is a way of honouring our heroes,” said the market leaders.