Abia govt To Penalize Traders That Open Their Shops Against Govt Order


We have observed with great dismay that despite the lockdown order, some markets in the State have carried on businesses as usual in total disregard to government directives.

Leadership of markets across the State are by this announcement reminded that the State committee on enforcement of the lockdown order will move round markets henceforth.

While the Ministry is committed to joining the fight against this global pandemic, it will hand in appropriate disciplinary measures to leadership of markets that disobey the order on closure of markets.

For the avoidance of doubt, all markets in the state must be closed during the period of the lockdown and defaulters will only have themselves to blame.

Please, stay safe and close our markets to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Rt. Hon. Cosmos Ndukwe, Ph.D.
Hon. Commissioner for
Trade and Investment


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