The Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has revoked the license of Queens Park Event Centre, Oniru.
This is just as the Lagos State Safety Commission also sealed the same facility for contravening the COVID-19 protocols of the State.
Commissioner for Tourism, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf, said the decision to withdraw the license was taken in the best interest of the state.
She implored other event centres and venue-owners to comply with the government’s laid down directives or risk losing their chances of doing business in Lagos.
She reiterated that the fight against the virus could only be successful if we all follow the laid down public health and safety protocols.
The Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, said it became necessary to take such steps following an event that was held at the venue on the 26th of December that contravened all safety protocols laid down by the State.
He also handed a stern warning to all other event centers and venue-owners that flout safety protocols in the State, that it is not business as usual.
As such, they should either fall in line with the States protocols or risk losing their license to operate in the State.
He further stated that the Commission had begun a legal process against some recalcitrant business owners who removed the government seal and continued operations.
He further stated that mass gatherings at restaurants, bars, cafes, and public places without observing necessary safety guidelines will increase the spread of the virus and therefore urged the public to maintain and observe all the necessary safety precautions.