Lagos Government Launches Register-To-Open Initiative Of The Economy Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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The Lagos state government has launched a Register-to-Open Initiative for religious and social centres, social clubs, event centres, restaurants, bars, night clubs, spas, cinemas and gyms ahead of the gradual re-opening of the state economy.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on May 17 debunked claims of absolute reopening of the state’s economy. The Governor said;

“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.

“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. “I don’t know when that opening will happen in the weeks ahead, but we want these businesses to begin to tune themselves to the reality of COVID-19 with respect to how their workspaces need to look like.”

The Director-General of Lagos State Safety Commission Lanre Mojola on Wednesday June 3, confirmed that the commission has started the e-registration in view of the Register-To-Open initiative of the state government.

Lanre said the move is targeted at gradual reopening of the economy amid the pandemic. He said;

“Further to the directive of Mr Governor with respect to the Register to Open initiative of Lagos State Government, we hereby confirm that all Religious and Social centers(Social Clubs, Event Centres, Restaurants, Bars, Night Clubs, Spas, Cinemas and Gyms) within the State can commence the registration process.


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