At least 430 event centres and night clubs in Lagos have been shut down by the Lagos State Safety Commission on Thursday for violating COVID-19 protocols.

According to the Director-General of the commission, Lanre Mojola, the commission was saddled with the responsibility of developing safety guidelines for the state’s reopening of economic activities post-COVID-19 lockdown.

While speaking in a statement on Thursday, he said, “The commission was involved in the enforcement of COVID-19 protocol and this led to sealing of 30 event centres and 400 clubs across the state.”

Speaking further, Mojola said, the commission had carried out a risk assessment and unscheduled safety inspections of construction sites to ensure safety compliance, as well as adherence to COVID-19 protocols to prevent accidents and loss of lives.

He stated that the commission issued provisional safety compliance certificates for 90 days and would issue safety compliance certificates thereafter if compliance status was maintained at the sites.

In his words, “The idea is to provide a comprehensive strategic framework and policy direction for Occupational Safety and Health in Lagos State. This will further protect the state’s most valuable resource and asset (its human capital) by building a safer and healthier Lagos through the development and sustenance of safe and healthy work culture.”