Lagos State Government at the weekend sealed no fewer than 11 facilities including event centres, lounge and night clubs among others for contravening COVID-19 order and directives.
The Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commisson, Mr Lanre Mojola, stated that the event centres that were affected, originally informed the agency of their intention to organise parties and events, but the number of event centres got approval for outnumbered what the officials met on ground when they visited the places at the weekend.
‘Those facilities were sealed for non-compliance with Covid -19 Health Protection Regulations of the State and Federal Government’, Mojola said
Mojola, who was represented at the sealing of the enties by Dr Wale Adeboje, the Events Safety Administrator, maintained that the enforcement exercise sealed event centers, bars and lounge over the weekend such as UBC Club, VGC, Sapearz Lounge, Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Bravo event centre, Ogba,Ronite Event Centre, Iju Road, Agege, All Season Event Centre, Ipaja, Olaide Adeoluwa Memorial Hall,
Carabana lounge and bar, Isolo Ajao Estate, DNA Victoria Island, Twist Lounge Kofo Abayomi VIctoria Island, Carlsbad lounge Adeniyi Jones Ikeja and
Darts event centre, Grammar School, Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos.
He maintained that the facilities were sealed for none compliance with the Event Safety Clearance that was issued to them by the Commission.
He emphasised that the Commission will continue to monitor and enforce compliance across the state, while warning that all the COVID-19 violators and perpetrators will be summoned to the Commission’s office in Alausa, for further directives.
He urged event owners to register and obtain permit on www.lasgsafetyreg.com,
He disclosed that the event facilities visited apply for 50 guests inside and 150 guests outdoor but to our surprise either turned it over, by having 150 guests inside and more than 200 guests outside without following the use of face masks and sanitizer. This is absolutely out of place as far safety guidelines is concerned, hence the massive seal of their facilities”, he concluded.
The agency, thereby asked Lagos residents to protect themselves and others, he implored them to observe the laid down safety guidelines and regulations as stipulated by Lagos State and the Federal Government directives