Runtown Gives N10m To Fans To Stock Home Due To Lockdown

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Nigeria music star Douglas Jack Agu, better known by his stage name Runtown has received accolades from fans for transferring money into their accounts for coronavirus package.

Runtown had announced that he was going to give out N10m to his fans who may not have the means to stock their houses with food stuff ahead of the market closure announced by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos.

The ‘Mad over You’ crooner, Runtown made the pledge on his Twitter handle on Wednesday. He asked his fans to leave their account details on his social media page.

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Confirming receipt of money transfers from the music star, Runtown, his fans took to his social media comment section to thank him.

Remember, reported that Lagos markets, offices, showrooms and warehouses operating under the umbrella of Market Leaders and Traders Association of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter, will shut down, on Friday, over the raging coronavirus epidemic.

This was disclosed in a statement issued this morning and signed by Comrade Christopher Okpala and Comrade Okey Enwuru, president and secretary respectively, the shutdown will run from March 27 to April 4.

Residents and members were asked to use the grace windows between today (Tuesday) and Thursday, to stock their homes of foodstuff.

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The only exempted markets are the ones selling essential commodities such as medical equipment, water, foodstuff.

The governor made the disclosure at a live press conference on Tuesday.

He said,

“It is not a total lockdown, we still want people on essential services to go about their normal activities.

“We are trying to de-centralise markets in Lagos. This is why we want to use some of our closed schools as markets, so people can buy food and medicine without going a long distance.

“It is only when you are alive that you can talk about economics and finance.”

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