The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it would institute the culture of safety in the state by enforcing safety regulations at event centres.
The Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola, stated this during an event safety workshop on Victoria Island.
Mojola, at the seminar tagged, ‘Towards Safer Events in Lagos State,’ and organised by the Lagos State Safety Commission, disclosed that only registered and cleared event centres would be allowed to operate from September 1, 2021 (today).
He said, “To ensure the culture of safety, we will assess safety structures in event centres like their venue design, occupancy limit, duration, food safety, restrooms, waste management and risk factors. After inspection, centres will be cleared if they meet these regulations.
“All event centres must be registered in order to obtain an Event Safety Clearance. Starting from September 1, 2021, all unregistered event centres will no longer be allowed to hold events and we will follow up this compliance and enforce it.
“Lagos State has the highest number of hospitality facilities in the country. Between January and July 2021, about 7,000 event centres have been registered in the state.”
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