Covid-19: Lagos State shuts Queen Park Event Centre Oniru

The Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture has shutdown and revoked the license of Queens Park Event Centre Oniru for flaunting Lagos State Covid-19 protocols.

The commissioner of Tourism Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf confirmed it and stated that the step to withdraw the license was taken in the best interest of the State.

She urged other owners of event centres and venue to comply with the government laid down directives or risk losing their chances of doing business in Lagos.

Yussuf siad futher that the fight against Coronavirus can only be successful “if we all follow laid down public health and safety protocols.”

The Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission Mr Lanre Mojola, also said it became necessary to take such steps following an event that was held at the venue on December 26, 2020, that contravened all safety protocols laid down by the state.

Mr. Mojola also warned all other event centres and venue owners flouting safety protocols in the state to desist forthwith or risk sanction, stressing that “it is not business as usual. As such, they should either fall in line with the state’s protocols or risk losing their license to operate in the state.”

He further stated that the commission has begun a legal process against some recalcitrant business owners who removed the government seal and continued operations.

Mojola stressed that the state maintains zero tolerance towards those that do not abide by the regulations, maintaining that people must take responsibility.

He urged residents to co-operate with the government to effectively curtail the spread of the virus which is still ravaging the world and the state in particular.

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