LAGOS MIGHT REOPEN ITS ECONOMY SOON
Lagos State Government has said it might consider full re-opening of the State's economy if all safety measures are assured to be obeyed by residents.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor disclosed this, on Sunday, May 17 at a meeting held at the State House in Marina.
Sanwo-Olu said the State Government will embark on an assessment scheme to show readiness and degree of compliance to safety measures put in place to fight against Coronavirus.
He added that some sectors such as restaurants, companies religious houses will be visited to assess their level of readiness.
Sanwo-Olu, according to his statement said, the Government will commence a call Register-to-Open, which implies that those on restaurant business, event centres, entertainment, malls and cinemas will re-register to ensure proper management of business area.
Sanwo-Olu emphasized that the time of re-opening has not been scheduled, but might be facilitated when residents adhere to safety measures relating to COVID-19.
According to the Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) and Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) will be in charge of assessment of readiness.
He added that, the level of compliance to guidelines will determine how fast the phase unlock of the economy will be.
Sanwo-Olu, gave the good news about the recovery of the 10 staff of the Government House who earlier tested positive for coronavirus.
He added that banks and market places need to follow safety guidelines imposed by the State Government.
He said transaction should be based on age range, elderly persons should be allowed to transact between 9 am and 10:30am, before younger ones are been attended to.
He cautioned residents of the State as the statement is not a not a go ahead for full opening of Operation.