The Lagos State government has said it shut down 40 30 event centres and 400 night clubs across the state for violating COVID-19 regulations.
This was made known by the Director-General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola, in a statement on Thursday.
According to Mojola, the commission was saddled with the responsibility of developing safety guidelines for the state’s reopening of economic activities post-COVID-19 lockdown.
“The commission was involved in the enforcement of COVID-19 protocol and this led to sealing of 30 event centres and 400 clubs across the state,” he said.
He added that the commission issued provisional safety compliance certificates for 90 days and would issue safety compliance certificates afterwards if compliance status was maintained by construction sites after carrying out risl assessment and unscheduled safety inspections.
Mojola said, “The idea is to provide a comprehensive strategic framework and policy direction for Occupational Safety and Health in Lagos State. This will further protect the state’s most valuable resource and asset (its human capital) by building a safer and healthier Lagos through the development and sustenance of safe and healthy work culture.”