In line with the safety protocol put in place by the NCDC, the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) shut down 430 event centres and night clubs for violating the COVID-19 protocols. This took place yesterday (the 1st of April).
Speaking at a news conference in Ikeja, the Director General, Lanre Mojola, stated that the commission was committed to enforcing the safety guidelines for reopening activities in Lagos State.
According to the DG, “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.”
The DG, Lanre Mojola, also spoke on construction safety, disclosing that the commission issued provisional safety compliance certificates for 90 days. The LSSC carried out risk assessment and unscheduled safety inspection of construction sites to ensure safety compliance, as well as adherence to COVID-19 protocols, to prevent accidents, incidents, illnesses and loss of lives. An enforcement was carried out in 609 construction sites for repeated failure to comply with safety regulations.
He also spoke on the annual World Safety Daywhich would hold across the world on the 28th of April, as a means of creating awareness, and also educating people on the importance of keeping the workplace safe and free from occupational hazards, accidents, incidents and preventable illnesses.