The weekly sanitation exercise in markets and commercial premises in Lagos State did not hold on Thursday, as traders were still enjoying the extended Eid-el-Fitri public holiday.
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who visited major markets in the Lagos Metropolis on Thursday, reported that traders and consumers were busy buying and selling between the hours of 7.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m, the period of the exercise.
Mr Shola Gbenga, an official at the Ketu fruit market, explained that the sanitation did not hold, as the market was still observing the public holiday.
“This is holiday period, so all the market officials are enjoying the Sallah celebration.
“The sanitation is not happening on a large scale because of it, but you can see that some of us are still doing some cleaning, as we normally do everyday.
“We always observe the 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. shut down for market sanitation every Thursday here in Ketu.
“Next Thursday, you will see us in action,’’ he said.