Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu State Fire Service, the decontamination and
fumigation of Ogbete Main Market, Enugu began on Saturday.
first phase of the market exercise on 1 April 2020 shortly after it had been
shut down by the State Government as part of the proactive security measures to
contain the spread of Coronavirus
Disease (COVID-19) in the state.
decontamination of the market, under the supervision of Gov. Ugwuanyi and the
heads of state security agencies, the State Chief Fire Officer, Engr. Okwudiri
Ohaa, said the newsmen, “The state government will fumigate major markets
in the state before they are reopened.”
phase of the decontamination, at Ogbete Main Market, Engr. Ohaa disclosed that
the exercise will last for two days (Saturday and Sunday).
been consistent with the exercise to ensure that “the fight against COVID-19 is
won in Enugu State”.
the decontamination is a continuous one, stressing that “when the market
reopens, it will be a weekly event”.
the state to continue to adhere strictly to all the precautionary measures for
the containment of the spread of COVID-19, including the guidelines on personal
hygiene protocol by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre
for Disease Control (NCDC), among others.
Ogbete Main Market, the market’s Chief Security Officer, Justus Kasie
Ezebinagu, commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for the initiative to decontaminate the
market for the second time.
comply strictly with the government’s precautionary measures as well as the WHO
and NCDC laid down protocol.
commended when we were told the governor directed the fire service to come and
fumigate this Ogbete Main market. The whole market was happy because this is
the second time since this pandemic started they have come to fumigate the
governor for coming to our aid. We are happy; although Ogbete is partially open
for the time being, we believe that our governor is going to do more in our