Written by Sarah NEGEDU

Abuja market mgt vows action against COVID-19 pandemic in markets

The Abuja Market Management Limited, AMML, has assured of its contribution towards curbing the spread of COVID-19, by ensuring that all the safety measures recommended by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 are observed in markets across the territory.

Managing Director AMML, Ibrahim Uzaibat who made the commitment during a presentation of waste management and COVID-19 appliances to Wuse market donated by Laurmann Nigeria, noted that since the advent of the second wave of COVID-19, the organisation has carried out adequate sensitization and monitoring to ensure that every trader and customer in the market observe the protocol.

While commending the company for donating the items, Uzaibat noted that before now, AMML and market managers have since stepped up activities aimed at battling the COVID-19 pandemic especially adherence to non pharmaceutical protocols.

He noted that AMML have a closer working relationship with Traders Association and the Ministerial task team on COVID-19 such that a trader, a shopper, or any other user of the market who flouts any of the protocols will be made to face the full weight of the law.

Uzaibat who encourage other stakeholders to take a cue from Laurmann Nigeria by donating more items to the market, noted that the appliances donated will be deployed to add up to all other efforts by AMML, Traders Association and other partners in the fight of this disease.

Earlier, the Director General of the environmental company, Laurie Manaygin who described Wuse market as the cleanest and better organized market in West Africa, noted that his organization will continue to support the market to ensure clean environment.

Chairman of Wuse Market Trader Association, Okorie Samuel, in his remark noted that the authority of the market under his watch has taken issue of COVID-19 seriously, especially the no face, mask no entry guideline.

A total of ten sets of recycled waste bin and ten numbers of wash hand bucket for COVID-19 was donated and handed over to Wuse Market Traders Association.

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