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Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by Ravon: 9:37pm On May 17
Lagos Considers Full Re-Opening of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness Of Businesses

•LASEPA, Safety Commission To Re-Register, Assess Businesses Before Re-Opening
•‘Infected Govt House Staffers Have Recovered’ - Governor


Lagos State is considering full re-opening of the critical sectors of its economy, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, revealed on Sunday. But, the move will not be pushed in a hurry.

In the coming days, Sanwo-Olu said the State Government would be rolling out Register-to-Open initiative as part of the plans that would enable it to assess the level of readiness of the players in the identified sectors for supervised operations.

The Governor spoke at a briefing after the State’s Security Council meeting held at the State House in Marina.

Sanwo-Olu said officials from the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) and Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) will be visiting restaurants, companies, religious houses to assess their level of readiness.

With the size of the State’s economy and numbers of businesses that operate in its domain, the Governor said the Government could not afford to keep people and businesses on lockdown permanently.

He said: “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, entertainment, 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 been 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.”

Sanwo-Olu said 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.
“We are reviewing and considering how the phased unlocking will happen. If we see a 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.

Sanwo-Olu urged businesses, religious houses and residents to maintain the status quo while the State works out modalities for full re-opening.
The Governor disclosed that all the 10 staff of the Government House who tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) had fully recovered and returned to their beats. He said the disclosure was necessary to further promote transparency in the reporting and management of coronavirus cases by the State Government.

Sanwo-Olu enjoined banks and markets to strictly enforce orderliness in their premises. He directed that elderly people must be given the priority to transact their businesses in bank and markets between 9 am and 10:30 am, after which other younger customers should be allowed to transact.
Lagos residents, the Governor charged, must not take the easing of lockdown for granted, saying everyone residing in the State must collectively.

SOURCE: https://brandspurng.com/2020/05/17/lagos-considers-full-re-opening-of-economy-embarks-on-assessment-of-readiness-of-businesses/

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by Macphenson: 9:42pm On May 17
Honestly that's a good one. The lockdown has caused more harm than good. A lot of people have lost their jobs, business are collapsing, poverty rate is increasing exponentially, yet the end of the Corona era is not yet in sight.


Corona is here to stay for now, we all have to learn to manage it pending when there's a vaccine.

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by AJOBI77(m): 9:51pm On May 17
We are moving ahead. A step at a time

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by Nasa28(m): 9:52pm On May 17
I think that's the right thing to do

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by meum: 10:04pm On May 17
NCDC can keep announcing their figures at midnight. We are moving on.

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by PleaforHelp: 10:04pm On May 17
Please do, people are suffering

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by Appswheel(m): 10:04pm On May 17

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by akure1stson: 10:05pm On May 17
survival of the fittest

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by phransix2: 10:05pm On May 17
I can't wait please I have been fun starved... Malls, cinemas, beaches and other funspots should pls open abeg!!!

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by bukkysam(f): 10:05pm On May 17
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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by merits(m): 10:05pm On May 17
I don't believe that let me consult oracle...

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by CAUSTIC002: 10:05pm On May 17
Only God knows what is going on in the world, active cases are at its highest and increasing, yet most countries of the world are relaxing restrictions. ls there something they are not telling us?

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by ijeebest: 10:05pm On May 17
ok na
Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by Habdulah0100(m): 10:05pm On May 17
Nice one

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by 50shot: 10:05pm On May 17
The truth is that life have returned to normal because people no longer observe the lockdown again, people are just waiting for it to be announced...

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by bigdammyj: 10:06pm On May 17
Good News

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by wonuks(m): 10:06pm On May 17
Coronavirus go tire grin

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by Staphylococcus: 10:06pm On May 17
In as much as easy for any Governor or Government to say open the economy, The fact remains that life will "NEVER" remain the same until an approved vaccine is readily available.

It will be a game of cat and dog between organization and their staffs as even the top guns wont resume the public office but be sacrificing the life`s of the common man.


The common man is the bait in this whole reopening plan. The top guns know whats at stake and they just experimenting with guinea pigs- Humans

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by Myhusband(m): 10:06pm On May 17
that's thoughtful of Sanwoolu. I pray this Covid-19 come to an end as soon as possible

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by Lordjiggs09(m): 10:06pm On May 17
Ok. Very, very nice move governor Babajide. Keeping the economy shut for far to long will be catastrophic and counterproductive.


Check my signature, if you are an Igbo and thinking of investing at home. You've made the right choice and I'm here to help.

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by Ejlove4u(m): 10:07pm On May 17
nonsense and ingredients

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by Ishilove: 10:07pm On May 17
That's a relief
Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by Fastestmanalive(m): 10:07pm On May 17
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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by obi4eze: 10:07pm On May 17
angry


Na dem sabi
Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by KingKingKing: 10:07pm On May 17
Sanwo olu the best governor Lagos state has ever had

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by Sleeklord(m): 10:08pm On May 17
God bless you sanwo-olu.People are suffering here due to what's going on.Me and other people's work have suffered.

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by hiteelong(f): 10:08pm On May 17
Finally, the issue of lockdown has been phased out, now will are talking about opening the economy. Will get there soon!

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by Azano(m): 10:08pm On May 17
God bless u sir

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by GamalNasser: 10:08pm On May 17
Open

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by NotComplaining: 10:09pm On May 17
Sounds like he is trying to impose a communist state. Re-registering allows government to assess tax contributions. Small businesses that have been operating under the radar will be captured in this drag net scheme.

It's obvious lagos is on the prowl for new sources of IGR post oil crash. But ordinary people did not benefit from oil boom, so it is shambolic that state gov now want to throw the weight of the economy on their heads.

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by hstar: 10:09pm On May 17
School nkor please?

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Re: Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness by andsboy29: 10:09pm On May 17
Good move

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