The market is now to operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
A News Agency of Nigeria Correspondent who visited the market on Wednesday reports that most traders were seen cleaning up their shops at the onset of the transactions.
NAN also observed that buckets of water and sanitisers were placed at the entrance to the market and at various shops for use, while traders and buyers wore face masks.
Some of the traders who spoke with NAN lauded the governor for reopening the market and promised to abide by all the precautionary measures adopted to contain the virus.
Mrs Ester Obi, who deals in babies’ items, said that it was a thing of joy to resume business after two months of lockdown.
“I am grateful to the governor for reopening this market; in fact, it has not been financially easy with me and my family since the closure,’’ Obi said.
Mrs Uzoamka Udeh, who sells utensils, described the reopening of the market as a “huge relief’’ to her, adding “I have started making sales’’.
“I really want to use this opportunity to thank Gov. Ugwuanyi, who listens to our complaints as many of us faced financial difficulties during the lockdown,” she said.
Some buyers, who came to the market, said that reopening of the market showed that normalcy was gradually returning to Enugu.