All markets in Lagos State will be shut down on Friday, February 19, 2021, to mark eight days of the death of the former Governor of the state, Chief Lateef Kayode Jakande (LKJ).
This was made known by the Iyaloja-General of Nigeria, Mrs. Folasade Tinubu Ojo.
In a statement made public by the Iyaoloja of Ikorodu, Mrs Fausikat Abiodun Allinson and the Chairman, Leathers’ Dealers Association, Balogun Market, Mr Azubuike Nwachukwu, the Iyaloja-General of Nigeria said “we are shutting down all markets tomorrow as a way of mourning our late father. We all know he was the former Governor of Lagos who dedicated his time to develop the state and dedicating a day in his honour is a good thing. I enjoin all market leaders and traders to comply with this directive.”
They market leaders said, they have informed their members about the directives of the Iyaloja-General and all members are expected to comply with the directive.
They said, “we are prepared to shut down the market and members have been duly informed. This is a way of honouring our heroes.”
You would recall that Chief Lateef Kayode Jakande had died on Thursday, February 11, 2021 and buried according to Islamic rites on Friday, February 12, 2021.