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Lagos Shut 430 Event Centres, Clubs For Violating COVID-19 Protocols


LAGOS State government, yesterday, disclosed that 430 event centres and night clubs have been shut across the state for violating COVID-19 protocols.

The Director-General (DG) of the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC), Mr Lanre Mojola, stated this at a briefing to announce activities to mark the annual World Safety Day slated for April 28.

He said the commission as part of its responsibility will enforce safety measures during 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.”

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

He added that enforcement action was carried out in 609 construction sites for repeated failure to comply with safety regulations.

He also said the commission issued provisional Safety Compliance Certificates for 90 days and Safety Compliance Certificates thereafter if compliance status was maintained.

According to Mojola, the commission is developing an Occupational Safety and Health Masterplan for the state to have a holistic safety and health safety measures.

“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 a safe and healthy work culture,” he said.

Mojola said the annual World Safety Day would kick-off across the world on 28th April to create awareness, sensitize 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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