COVID-19: Egbabor Establishes 17 Emergency Markets in Isoko North

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…Obey Order to Avoid Embarrassing Situations – Egbabor

Hon Emmanuel EgbaborSequel to the closure of markets across Delta in compliance with the lockdown directives of the state government, the Chairman, Isoko North Local Government Council, Hon Emmanuel Egbabor has established 17 emergency food markets in the local government area. He appealed to the people to obey the lockdown order to avoid embarrassing situations.

In a statement on Wednesday in Ozoro, the Chairman said “in line with the directive of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa that emergency food markets be established in open places to cushion the effect of the lockdown on Deltans, we have designated 17 make shift venues for sales of foodstuffs in strategic towns within the Local Government Area during the period of the lockdown.

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“The makeshift markets will be cited at Ekrovie primary school Otor-Iyede; Atebo primary school, Oghara-Iyede; Emewha primary school, Emevor; Isi primary school, Isi-Emevor; Azagba primary school, Otor-Owhe, Uthatho primary school, Akiehwe-Owhe, Ogbu primary school, Otibio; Uruogbe primary school, Owhelogbo.

“Others include, Ekwerigbe primary school, Ozoro; Egburie primary school, Ozoro; Ovie primary school, Ellu; Ebe primary school, Ovrode; Aradhe primary school, Aradhe; Oria-Ovo primary school, Ofagbe; Okabara primary school, Okpe-Isoko; Elo primary school, Bethel and Oyede primary school, Oyede.”

The Street Reporters Newspaper reports that Egbabor further said that the time for the trading will be from 8am to 2pm daily beginning from Thursday, the 2nd of April 2020.

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He urged traders in food items and water to take advantage of the emergency markets to sell their goods and services within the stipulated time and warned against hike in prices.

He said market masters will be on ground to ensure that the rule of social media distancing was maintained throughout in the markets.

He added that any trader caught in unnecessary increase of food prices will have their goods confiscated according to the quarantine laws.

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