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Lagos gov’t seals 400 clubs for violating covid-19 protocols

Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC), says it has so far sealed over 400 clubs and 30 event centres for non-compliance with Covid-19 Health Protection Regulations of the State and Federal Government.

LSC Director-General, Mr. Lanre Mojola who reeled out the figures during a news briefing in Alausa Ikeja said over 700 persons had also been prosecuted for contravening Covid-19 safety protocols in the last 18 months.

While noting that the Commission would continue to monitor and enforce compliance, he advised Lagosians to continue to obey the Covid-19 preventive protocols and to take the vaccine.

Disclosing that the Commission carried out enforcement action in 609 construction sites for repeated failure to comply with safety regulations, Mr. Mojola explained that risk assessment and unscheduled safety inspections of construction sites to ensure safety compliance, as well as adherence to Covid-19 protocols, were also conducted to prevent accidents, incidents, illnesses, and loss of lives, while 90 days Provisional Safety Compliance Certificates were thereafter issued when compliance status was maintained.

Mr. Mojola announced that the Commission would be partnering with stakeholders in the safety sector to commemorate this year’s World Day of Safety on the 28th of this month.

On school safety, he said the commission has established Safety Prefects in public and private schools, saying that the inauguration of Safety Ambassadors in the 6 Education Districts of the State had begun and the ambassadors would serve as links between LSC and secondary schools, adding that the commission has been carrying out safety audit in over 500 public and private schools since 2019.

Omolara Omosanya

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