COVID-19:Lagos Shuts 430 Event Centres - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, April 2, 2021

COVID-19:Lagos Shuts 430 Event Centres

The Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) has Shutdown 430 event centres and night clubs whose owners violated the COVID-19 protocols.

Director General (DG) of the agency, Lanre Mojola announcing the closure at a news conference in Alausa, Ikeja, explained that the commission was saddled with developing safety guidelines for the state’s reopening of economic activities in post COVID-19 lockdown.

According to him,“The commission was involved in the enforcement of COVID-19 protocols and this led to the shutting of 30 event centres and 400 clubs across the state,”

On construction safety, the DG said the commission carried out risk assessment and unscheduled safety inspection of construction sites to ensure safety compliance, as well as adherence to COVID-19 protocols, to prevent accidents, incidents, illnesses and loss of lives.

Mojola added that the commission had issued provisional safety compliance certificates for 90 days and safety compliance certificates 

The DG revealed that the   enforcement was carried out in 609 construction sites for repeated failure to comply with safety regulations.

He said the annual World Safety Day would hold across the world on April 28 to create awareness, sensitise and educate people on the importance of keeping the workplace safe and free from occupational hazards, accidents, incidents and preventable illnesses

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