Lagos Safety Commission commences verification of social clubs

Luqmon Balogun, Lagos

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The Lagos State Safety Commission says it has commenced the physical verification of social clubs in the State.

This comes following directives by the State government towards the re-opening of social and economic activities in the state.

The Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola who led the verification exercise as part of  its ‘Register-to-Open Initiative’ commended some of the social clubs on their level of compliance and readiness to open.

Mojola admonished them on the need to maintain social distancing and proper hygiene across these facilities.

He also stated that the Commission had begun issuing out Provisional Safety Compliance Certificates to social clubs that have registered and have had their locations verified.

The Safety Commission’s Director
General stressed that while a number of businesses in the State were complying with the register to open initiative, some were yet to comply. He however, urged all Social, Event, Betting Centres, Bars, Night Clubs, Gaming Arcades, Casinos and all the businesses captured under the Register to Open Initiative to do so in earnest to allow the verification process take place.

He sounded a note of warning to centres that had completed their registrations and  had their centres verified not to open until the State Governor makes an announcement to that effect.

Mojola appealed that the only way to flatten the curve of Covid-19 pandemic was through collective effort with all Stakeholders. He urged them to cooperate with the Government by adhering to the Safety Guidelines.

Some of the Clubs visited by the Commission included; The Ikoyi Club, The Lagos Motor Boat Club, The Lagos Polo Club, The Ikeja Country Club.

Others were; The Ikeja Golf Club,The Lagos Jetski Club, The Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, The Yoruba Tennis Club, and Ikeja Gold Club, among others.

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