The Lagos State government has revealed that all is set for full reopening of the economy as it would soon embark on its ‘Register -to-Open initiative’ policy in the state.
This was disclosed on Sunday by the Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola. He said that the excercise is in compliance with governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu directives on process towards reopening of economy in the state, especially religious and social centres.
Mojola said that consultations were ongoing with all stakeholders in partnership with the Ministries of Home Affairs and Tourism, Arts and Culture.
The Director General also said that upon registration by business owners, a verification process would be carried out to ensure adequate space management was put in place across the various centres.
The process, he said would also guarantee that social distancing, hygiene and safety measures were maintained across all religious and social centres.
“A committee has been set up by Gov. Sanwo-Olu, headed by the Hon. Commissioner for Special Duties and intergovernmental Relations, Mr Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, consisting of other ministries including, Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Home Affairs.
“The other ministries are Physical Planning and Urban Renewal, Economic Planning and Budget to ensure that the process of reopening was done effortlessly.
“The commission has met with various stakeholders in the hospitality and tourism sectors 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.
“The process is not tedious and time consuming, it takes into account all religious centres, event centres, gyms, night clubs, bars, lounges, spars, cinemas, restaurants, etc,” Mojola said.
He appealed to all stakeholders to collectively work in harmony with the state government to beat the COVID-19 pandemic and urged residents to cooperate with the government in adhering to all safety guidelines.