Lagos’ “oldest and most emblematic market”, Mercado da Avenida, is to undergo conservation work to the tune of over €82,300, announced the local council. The goal is to provide a better overall experience for vendors and visitors.
Works began today (February 14) with the first floor, where fruit is sold, now closed for around two weeks. The ground floor, where fish is sold, will also be closed for around two weeks on February 28.
The renovation project is taking place in stages to “cause the least constraints possible”, said the council.
Some of the market’s access routes will also be affected due to the refurbishment of exterior walls, staircases and terrace.
The revamp is due to be completed by the first half of May, said Lagos Council.