Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Safety Commission has announced that the Commission is set to begin Register- to -Open Initiative of Lagos State Government.
This assertion was made by the Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola during a press conference on Government’s plan towards gradual reopening of the economy.
Mojola declared that in line with the directives of Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the guidelines towards reopening of the economy especially Religious and Social centres have been developed and consultation are ongoing with all Stakeholders in partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
He noted that upon registration, a verification process will be carried out to ensure adequate space management is put in place across the various centres to guarantee that social distancing, hygiene and safety measures are monitored across all Religious and Social centres.
According to Him, a Committee have been set up by Mr. Governor, headed by the Hon. Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Engr. Tayo Bamgbose – Martins, consisting of other Ministries including the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Home Affairs Physical Planning and Urban Renewal, Economic Planning and Budget, to ensure that the process is done effortlessly.
He stated that the Commission have also met with various Stakeholders in Hospitality and Tourism sector and will be engaging more Stakeholders in the coming week on the best approach to the gradual reopening of the economy and registration of entities within the various sectors, adding that the process is not tedious and time consuming, it takes into consideration all religious, event centres , gyms, night clubs, bars, lounges, spars, cinemas, and restaurants etc.
He appealed that the only way to combat the Covid-19 pandemic is through collective effort urging all Stakeholders to cooperate with the Government by adhering to the safety guidelines.