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Lagos seals 33 Social, Religious facilities

The Lagos State Safety Commission says it has sealed 33 social facilities including bars, lounges,  restaurants, gyms, spas, and religious centres for engaging in  activities and operations contrary to the State government’s established COVID-19 reopening protocols.

The Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, LSC, Mr. Lanre Mojola who gave the figures in a statement following an enforcement exercise reaffirmed that the State would not hesitate in shutting down erring or non compliant facilities as the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has zero tolerance for establishments that continue to violate regulations and laws enacted to curb the spread of the covid-19 pandemic

The Safety Commission  DG noted that further to Mr Governor’s last briefing on the State’s  response, hairdressing salons that have been accredited by the Commission could now open strictly by appointment-only with a maximum occupancy of 40 per cent of the total floor space at any given time while restaurants and eateries should continue to operate on a takeout basis.

He recalled that Governor Sanwo-Olu had implored business owners in the entertainment and tourism sector to continue to register on www.lasgsafetyreg.com to enable them receive their provisional safety compliance letters in preparation for their full reopening.

Mr Mojola reiterated that organizations that have collected their provisional compliance letters for sectors not opened yet should remain closed but continuously ensure that the necessary safety protocols are put in place in anticipation of Mr. Governor’s pronouncement for reopening of their sectors.

He warned  that the Safety Commission would continue its enforcement exercise across Lagos and urged business owners and facility managers to observe Covid-19 safety protocols and register on the LSC website at no cost.

Omolara Omosanya

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