COVID-19: Lagos Safety Commission seals facilities for flouting orders

Luqmon Balogun, Lagos

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One of the sealed facility; Legend Bar Thomas Estate, off Edet Bassey street, Ajah, Lagos.

The Lagos State Government has sealed various lounges, bars, spas and night clubs across the State for flouting the State Government order on closure of social clubs.

The Director-General, Lagos Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola was speaking when he led the Commission’s compliance and enforcement team to Lagos Island, Surulere Abule -Egba and its environs.

Mojola who harped on adherence to safety guidelines to further curb the spread of coronavirus declared that Lagos State has zero-tolerance for breach of safety guidelines and protocols.

According to Him, Mass gathering of people in socio clubs, spas and night clubs during the pandemic negates safety guidelines.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that some bars, spas, lounges and night clubs  are not complying with the safety guidelines and closure order as directed by Mr Governor,” he said.

The Director-General also stated that the Commission has started issuing provisional safety compliance certificates to social clubs that have registered and have had their facilities verified.

Mr. Mojola urged centres that are yet to comply with the register to open initiative to do so, adding that facilities that have registered, verified and issued certificates are Not to Open until stipulated guidelines and pronouncements to open is made by the State Governor.

He explained that registration and verification is free and user friendly as he appealed to all and sundry to support the government in complying with safety guidelines and protocols.

 

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