Lagos State Government Gives Conditions To Reopen It’s Economy:
The Lagos State government is considering the full reopening of the critical sectors of its economy, following the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown – Channel TV
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday said that the move to reopen the state’s economy will be a gradual process.
This is what he told newsmen at the end of the State’s Security Council meeting, held at the State House in Marina, Lagos.
governor Sanwo disclosed that the government would be launching an initiative soon, as part of the plans to enable it ascertain the “level of readiness of the players in the identified sectors for supervised operations”
He revealed that the officials from the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) and the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) would be moving round the state for inspection.
Governor Sanwo-Olu admitted that with the population of Lagos State and it’s economy, the state government can’t continues to keep the state on lockdown.
The Governor said, “We are at a level where we are reviewing the other arms of the economy.”
“In the coming days, we will be starting what we call Register-to-Open, which means all players in the restaurant business, event centres, entertainment, malls, and cinemas will go through a form of re-registration and space management.
He said, “There is a regulation that will be introduced to supervise this move. We will be coming to their facilities to assess their level of readiness for a future opening.”
Meanwhile, the governor understands that it is time for businesses to be fully committed to the truth about Covid-19.
Governor Sanwo Olu stated that the current social distancing would determine whether churches and mosques will be opening soon.
“We are reviewing and considering how the phased unlocking will happen. If we see a huge level of compliance, then it can happen in the next two to three weeks.
“If not, it could take a month or two months. It is until we are sure all of these players are ready to conform to our guidelines,” he added.
The Governor with this development asked businesses, religious houses, and residents to keep the standard as the state is working towards the full reopening of the Lagos State economy.