The Lagos State Government has commenced the registration of religious and social centres ahead of their reopenings in the state, The PUNCH reports.
This was revealed by the Director-General of the State Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola, in a statement on Wednesday.
He said hotels, bars, spas, cinemas, and many others were required to “immediately” register through a designated portal.
“Further to the directive of Mr Governor with respect to the Register to Open initiative of the Lagos State Government, we hereby confirm that all Religious and Social centers (Social Clubs, Event Centres, Restaurants, Bars, Night Clubs, Spas, Cinemas and Gyms) within the State can commence the registration process on the designated portal: http://lasgsafetyreg.com immediately,” Mojola stated.
ThePUNCH reports that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 during its briefing in Abuja on Monday lifted the restriction on religious gathering in the country.
However, the Lagos State Government through its Commissioner for Home Affairs, Anofiu Elegushi, said the possibility of reopening churches and mosques in the state had been ruled out.
“Even before the pronouncement by the Federal Government, we had been having meetings with the religious leaders; we even had one with the Safety Commission to look at the possibility of reopening religious houses.