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We did not ask restaurants, hotels to pay to reopen, registration is free – LASG

By Kaosara Ayinde

The Lagos State government has described as fake and malicious news going round that, the Lagos State Safety Commission asked hotel and restaurant owners to pay a huge sum before they can reopen.

Director General of the Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, said in a statement that the state government has not and will not ask any of its officials to collect a dime from business owners to register to open their business as outlined as a precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 by the Lagos State government.

The statement reads:

The attention of the Lagos State Safety Commission has been drawn to a message making the rounds to the effect that hotel and restaurant owners are required to pay various sums of money to enable them reopen for business.

We state categorically that the malicious message did not originate from the Safety Commission neither was any person or group of persons authorized to send that message on behalf of the Commission.

For purpose of clarity, it is again reiterated that the Register to Open exercise is absolutely FREE. NO business owners, including hoteliers, restaurants, club owners etc. should pay to anybody for that purpose.
For further clarification, please contact the Lagos State Safety Commission on 08181002233, 07044228513, 08113849443.

Thank you.
Signed,
Mr. Lanre Mojola
Director General

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