Traders at Lagos Street, Benin City, have appealed to Mr. Godwin Obaseki-led Edo State government to reopen the market, and also support them with soft loans so they can bounce back to business having been out of business for a long time.
Edo State government ordered the shutdown of Lagos Street following the refusal of residents and traders in the area to comply with the state government’s directives to participate in an ongoing screening and testing exercise for COVID-19.
Some traders, while speaking with INFO DAILY at the popular Lagos Street said they have undergone the screening exercise and have been declared COVID-19 free.
They said, having have gone through the screening and testing exercise and declared free of COVID-19, it becomes necessary the state government reopen the area for business activities to commence.
Speaking, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) officials who do want their names mentioned at a screening centre at the area said there’s high turnout of residents who willingly surrendered themselves for test for the coronavirus.
They disclosed that various screening and testing centres set up by the state government are up to the task.
The NCDC officials therefore called on other residents of the state who are yet to comply to do so in order to know their COVI-19 status.