The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday announced the conditional reopening od social clubs and recreational centers in the state.
The Governor during his regular update on the status of the State on COVID-19 announced that the government is concerned about the plight of business owners affected by the pandemic.
He, therefore, gave approval for social clubs and recreational centres with trustees to open as long as they meet all the protocols for reopening.
Similarly, customers are now allowed to sit and eat in restaurants as long as all COVID-19 protocols are observed.
Social clubs and recreational centres with trustees are allowed to open as long as they meet all the protocols for reopening while restaurants are now permitted to have in-dining in line with all safety rules and guidelines,” the governor declared.
The Governor, while sympathizing with other business owners affected by the pandemic forced lockdown, announced that concrete decisions will be taken on their reopening before the end of September.
“We remain sympathetic to the plight of business owners, especially those operating in the hospitality and tourism sector. We are reviewing permissible opening dates and we assure you that concrete decisions will be taken before the end of September.”
“We will continue to responsibly manage our response and be guided by experts’ advice as we work to return all socio-economic activities.”
Sanwo-Olu, however, warned that reopening of the economy doesn’t mean the pandemic is over. While urging patience and understanding on the part of the citizens and residents, the Governor charged them all to remain safe and healthy by observing all necessary protocols.
“We will constantly keep you informed on the decisions we take in response to the pandemic and we ask for your understanding and patience.”
“These are challenging times for all of us and it requires extra levels of patience, sacrifice and understanding.”
“The gradual easing doesn’t mean the pandemic is over. It is not an invitation to carelessness or nonchalance.”
“The goal is to stay healthy and remain safe.”