Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author:CD Nnadi, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
Received: October 03, 2022; Published: November 07, 2022
This study analyzed awareness and implementation of COVID-19 safety protocols among selected fresh food marketers in Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The objectives that guided the study were to; determine the level of awareness of COVID-19 safety protocols among food marketers and to ascertain the level of implementation of the COVID-19 safety protocols by food marketers Data from five (5) fresh food marketers each from meat, fish, fruits and vegetables sellers was collected by first a purposive selection of all seven (7) markets in Yenagoa Metropolis and thereafter the marketers randomly drawn from the marketers associations’ lists; giving a total of 140 randomly sampled fresh food marketers. Descriptive statistics of percentage, range, mode and mean were used to analyze the data. The results indicated high level of awareness (94.29%) and poor implementation (1) of the COVID-19 safety protocol among fresh food marketers in YELGA. Increased incentive by gifting with some of the safety items such as hand sanitizers, face masks among others by the government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as good and spirited individuals was recommended.
Keywords: Awareness; Implementation; COVID-19 Safety Protocol; Fresh Food Marketers; Yenagoa Local Government Area
Citation: CD Nnadi. “Awareness and Implementation of Covid-19 Safety Protocol Among Selected Fresh Food Marketers in Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, Nigeria".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 6.12 (2022): 10-14.
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