Markets around the FCT are now to operate daily as against three days in a weeks.
This is following a resolution reached in virtual meeting between the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and members of the FCT COVID-19 Response Team.
Others are the meeting include senior members of the Administration and members of the Coalition of FCT Market Chairmen and Secretaries led by its Chairman Mr Raphael Okorie.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, Anthony Ogunleye the markets are to operate from 7:00am to 6:00pm effective from Thursday, 30th July 2020.
The markets before now operated three days in a week, a measure out in place to check the spread of coronavirus.
“The Abuja Market Management Limited and various market associations will continue to carry out sensitization activities to enlighten market users on COVID-19 and the necessity of obeying all extant health and safety protocols.
” Access to the markets and operations within the markets will only be permitted with the wearing of facial coverings and adherence to all extant health and safety guidelines inclusive of hand washing and maintenance of physical distancing.
“However, failure by the Coalition of FCT Market Chairmen and Secretaries to fully implement these guidelines, the FCTA will be compelled to withdraw this extension” the statement read.