Lagos Close Down 430 Event Centres, Clubs

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The Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) said yesterday that it has shut 430 event centres and night clubs for violating COVID-19 protocols.

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

“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,” he added.

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.

He said the commission issued provisional safety compliance certificates for 90 days and safety compliance certificates thereafter if compliance status was maintained.

Mojola said 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.