The Federal Capital Territory COVID-19 Taskforce has shut down the popular Wuse market in Abuja for failing to adhere to the established health protocols on coronavirus.
The team also sealed off the UTC market and Murg plaza, both located in Area 10, Garki.
Disclosing this on Monday, the spokesman of the taskforce, Attah Ikharo, explained that 115 persons were arrested for failing to wear facemasks, adding that they were arraigned before a Mobile Court and fined accordingly.
He stated, “The Wuse market was shut down for failing to provide water, hand washing points and other things prescribed by the law. The market will be closed from 12am Tuesday and shall remain under lock and key until the management provided all the things expected of them.
“Thirty persons were also arrested at the market for not wearing facemasks. The UTC market and Murg plaza were equally shut down. Altogether, we arrested and arraigned 115 violators before the Mobile Court.”
Meanwhile, a real estate firm, Taheel Group and Prince Abdul- Fatahi Idrissu Foundation have donated COVID-19 palliatives to the FCT School for the Blind, Jabi and Destined Children Orphanage Home, Abuja.
The relief items which included foodstuffs, hygiene materials and others, were presented by the staff of the real estate firm on Monday.
The Chairman of the company, Abdul-Fatai Iddrisu, who was represented by the Head of Sales and Marketing, Taheel Group, Sadiq Ahmad, said the donation was meant to cheer the children up.
He also took time to teach the kids basic hygiene practices while urging them to always wear their face masks and wash their hands.
Iddrisu stated, “These children are not deterred by the physical challenges they are facing and the Taheel Group in collaboration with the Prince Abdul- Fatahi Idrissu Foundation are here in solidarity with them and to present the relief materials to the school and the home as a token of our love and support.”