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COVID-19: Lagos shuts 430 event centres, night clubs

The Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) has shut 430 event centres and night clubs for violating COVID-19 protocols in the state.

Director General (DG) of LSSC, Lanre Mojola disclosed this on Thursday during a news conference in Alausa, Ikeja.

Mojola stated 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.

Speaking on construction safety, he 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.

According to him, the commission issued provisional safety compliance certificates for 90 days and safety compliance certificates thereafter if compliance status was maintained.

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

The DG 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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