Night club owners appeal to Lagos govt to lift ban over COVID-19 closure

Night club owners have appealed to the Lagos State Government to lift the ban on their business.

A representative of club owners, Toyin Sonoiki, made the appeal at a meeting with the officials of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in Lagos on Tuesday.

Sonoiki, while urging the state government to consider their plight, promised that his colleagues would adhere strictly to all COVID-19 safety protocols.

He added that most of the club owners still pay their staff in spite of the fact that clubs had been shut for months.

”We promise to work with the government to identify clubs not complying with COVID-19 protocols”, he said.

Commissioner for Tourism, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf said the State Government understood the pains and financial losses.

Akinbile-Yussuf said that practitioners in the night club business need to come together as a unified group for ease of interaction and exchange of correspondence.

”Because of the fear of another surge in the reported cases of COVID-19 the government is now more circumspect than before.

“The state government will not want its efforts and successes recorded in the stemming of the spread of COVID-19 to be thwarted, “Akinbile-Yussuf said.

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