As part of measures curb the spread of Covid 19 and inline with  ‘Social Distancing’ guideline in markets in the Federal Capital Territory ( FCTA ) , the Minister ,  Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has mandated the use of face mask and created selling points.

The mimister said development is part of measures to decongest existing markets and effect more compliance with the social distancing and lockdown policy of government in the wake of the outbreak of Covid-19.

Bello also approved the extension of business hours for markets in the FCT  to now run from 8am to 3 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays instead of 8am to 2pm .

Managing Director, Abuja Markets Management Limited AMML, Abubakar Usman Faruk disclosed this while giving an update on the level of compliance by FCT markets with the containment protocols against Covid-19.

Faruk said the minister gave the directives during a review meeting on the Administration’s COVID 19 Pandemic Response Strategy.

“This directive which takes effect from the next market day Saturday April 25, 2020 is against the earlier approved time of 10am to 2pm.