Emma Elekwa, Onitsha
There may be palpable nervousness in Nnewi market, Anambra state following menace by Governor Willie Obiano to close down the market over breach of protocol on COVID-19.
Merchants available in the market have appealed to the Governor to not shut the market once more, saying they had been but to recuperate from the untold hardship they skilled throughout the latest lockdown.
Chairman of Agboedo Edo Motor Spare Components Affiliation, Nkwo Nnewi, Mr Dennis Ikegwuonu weekend, absolved merchants of breaching the State Authorities’s protocol on Covid-19 given as situation to proceed buying and selling after lockdown was lifted within the State.
He mentioned: “We put on our face masks and have strategic factors the place folks each prospects and the complete merchants wash their fingers with sanitizers as we strive as a lot as we are able to to take care of social distancing.
“Our taskforce members are very strict on the entry factors to not permit folks with out facemasks into our market regardless of who’s concerned.
“Some persons are stiff-necked and that’s the reason they generally attempt to circumvent the order. We’ll deal with that.
“We now have warned those that simply drop their facemasks at their jaws as an alternative of protecting their noses and mouths to desist from doing so in any other case we’ll deal with them as those that put on no facemasks in any respect.
“We attraction to Governor Obiano to not shut our market once more as a result of the earlier lockdown someday in the past subjected us to untold hardship and we’d not like a repeat of that ugly expertise anymore.”