The Lagos State Safety Commission has debunked reports going around that a certain amount of money is to be paid to the commission before the reopening of hotels, restaurants, etc.
According to a press statement made available to HSENations the commission’s Director-General, Lanre Mojola emphasized that the state never gave such monetary order to any of it’s officials as the registration of business centres is to keep a tab on COVID-19 spread in the state.
The statement reads thus;
The attention of the Lagos State Safety Commission has been drawn to a message making the rounds to the effect that hotel and restaurant owners are required to pay various sums of money to enable them reopen for business.
We state categorically that the malicious message did not originate from the Safety Commission neither was any person or group of persons authorized to send that message on behalf of the Commission.
For the purpose of clarity, it is again reiterated that the Register to Open exercise is absolutely FREE. NO business owners, including hoteliers, restaurants, club owners, etc. should pay to anybody for that purpose.
For further clarification, please contact the Lagos State Safety Commission on 08181002233, 07044228513, 08113849443.
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