Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has commended market men and women in the State for adhering to the stay-at-home order which lasted for more than four weeks.
The order, which has just been relaxed, was imposed by the State Government to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the State.
Governor Oyetola gave the commendation when he paid a surprise visit to the ever busy Igbona market in Osogbo, the State capital.
Mr Oyetola thanked buyers and sellers at the market for helping to control the spread of the virus in the State by staying away from the markets despite the current harsh economic realities.
The governor saluted their courage and support for the Government in tackling the virus, noting that markets are veritable source of community transmission of the dreaded disease. He said with closure of markets across the State, the State’s ranking has dropped on the NCDC’s list of infected states.
Oyetola thereafter advised the market men and women as well as their customers to continue to maintain personal hygiene, use their nose covers and sanitizers and avoid direct contact with anybody.
He also counselled them to avoid crowding on public buses while taking their goods to and from markets, adding that the Government had warned minibuses (korope) operators not to carry more than two passengers on a row of seat.
The market men and women, who were enthusiastic to see the Governor, promised that they would continue to abide by the instructions relating to Covid-19 in their own interest and for the safety of all in the State.