The Lagos State government says it is thinking about a full re-opening of the basic parts of its economy.
The state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, uncovered this yesterday when he talked at a briefing after the State’s Security Council meeting held at the State House in Marina.
As per the senator, the State Government would be revealing the Register-to-Open activity as a component of the plans that would empower it to evaluate the degree of status of the players in the recognized areas for directed tasks. The senator said authorities from the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) and Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) will visit eateries, organizations, strict houses to survey their degree of status, read more news here.
With the size of the State’s economy and quantities of organizations that work in its space, the Governor said the Government couldn’t bear to keep individuals and organizations on lockdown for all time.
“We are at a level where we are reviewing the other arms of the economy. In the coming days, we will be starting what we call Register-to-Open, which means all players in the restaurant business, event centres, entertaiment, 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.
“For us, it is not to say they should re-open fully tomorrow or any time; there has to be a process guiding the re-opening. We will be mandating LASEPA and Safety Commission to begin the enumeration process and the agencies will be communicating with all relevant businesses and houses in the days ahead. I must, however, caution that this should not be misinterpreted as a licence for full opening; it is certainly not. The State’s economy is not ready for that now.” he said
He added that the Government agencies also would be visiting places of worship to evaluate their level of preparedness ahead of full reopening. He stressed that social distancing and hygiene would be fully considered in determining whether mosques and churches can re-open in the future, more news here.
“We are reviewing and considering how the phased unlocking will happen. If we see huge level of compliance, then it can happen in the next two to three weeks. If not, it could take a month or two months. It is until we are sure all of these players are ready to conform to our guidelines,” the Governor asserted.