Corps Marshal, Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps, CP Gbemisola Akinpele (retd), has asked officials to remain on duty posts to enforce compliance with state government directives, especially on market closures.
As part of efforts to curb the spread of Coronavirus, the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had ordered the closure of all open markets and stalls for seven days from Thursday 26 March.
To ensure total compliance, LAGESC said they are operational will be available to enforce the governor's order.
According to Akinpele, the agency was part of the important service providers and enforcement team of the Lagos state government.
He said: "In light of this, all operators must remain on their duties to ensure that these directives are strictly adhered to, as it is aimed at ensuring life safety against the Coronavirus pandemic in the state," a statement from the agency signed by chief, Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Kehinde, reads.
It added, "We ask all operators of non-food and non-medical stores / markets to close out retail outlets as directed by the state government from March 26, 2020, as the agency, along with other enforcement and security personnel, will ensure strict compliance, as one of her statutory roles. "