- Lagos state has commenced registration of businesses in order to fully reopen the economy
- This is in line with the directive of the state government to allow the economy to be reopened
- The registration will be done through the “Register-to-open” initiative of the Lagos state government
Ahead of reopening the economy, the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSCC) said it has commenced the registration of religious centres, social centres and other private businesses that were shut down due to COVID-19.
Africa's largest city in an effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic had shut down churches, mosques, and other centres.
According to Premium Times, the registration is in line with the full reopening of the economy which will be done through the “Register-to-open” initiative of the Lagos state government
The director-general of the safety commission, Lanre Mojola in a press statement on Wednesday, June 3, disclosed that the registration is in line with the directive of the state government to fully reopen the economy.
Following Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's order, the commission commenced the e-registration targeted at the gradual reopening of the economy amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Businesses going through the re-registration process include religious worship centres, event centres, bars, night clubs, cinemas, spas, gyms, and restaurants.
Recall that the Lagos state government said it has set the process of re-opening its economy in motion, with the rollout of ”Register-to-Open” guidelines.
The government also said it will give incentives to businesses that employ large number of people. According to the government, this will ensure that jobs are not lost.
Lagos governor at a webinar organised by First Securities Discount House (FSDH) Group, said the state government was daily battling the reality of balancing reactivation of economic activities and the continuation of the state’s response to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Lagos state government on Tuesday, June 2, made known its position on the possibility of lifting the coronavirus-induced ban on worship centres like churches and mosques.
Speaking on Tuesday, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, the commissioner for home affairs, stated that as the epicentre of coronavirus, Lagos is not yet ripe to contain the risk involved in allowing religious gatherings again for now.
The commissioner said that many religious leaders in the state have claimed that they cannot take the responsibility of ensuring compliance with social-distancing rules by their congregations.
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