Lagos State Government Shuts down Hotels and Clubs at Badagry – – The Lagos State Government on Sunday, 10th April, shut down some hotels, clubs and other entertainment outfits at Badagry West Local Council Development Area, LCDA for for contravening new COVID-19 guidelines issued by Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
These facilities were shut down for not following the guidelines against further spresd of Coronavirus in Lagos State.
The were caught unaware following a tip-off by concerned residents in line with the call for whistleblowers against the flouting of COVID-19 safety guidelines, according to Mr. Solomon Bonu, who immediately swung into action.
Mr. Solomon Bonu, who is the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, said, “It was also discovered that there is a high level of immorality going on in these places.
The major facilities closed are – Maggi Hotel, and Tambari Theatre Art (Night Club).
“The Night Club has become home for strippers, drug barons and all sorts of mischief,” Bonu continued.
The Special Adviser expressed displeasure with the unlawful practices by the management of the two Badagry facilities (hotel and night club), stressing that the guidelines issued by the state government through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture were not followed despite several warnings and appeals.
Mr. Solomon Bonu said legal action would be instituted against the owners of the hotel and night club to ensure appropriate sanctions are meted out and serve as a deterrent to others, while noting that the exercise of monitoring the level of compliance across the state continues, he pleaded with residents to provide useful information that would assist in discovering other hotels and clubhouses still operating in different parts the state.
Recall, Governor Sanwo-Olu had called on residents to report any erring individual(s), unions, or organisations, flouting the laid down guidelines for safety precautions ahains spread of COVID- 19 in the state.
The hotlines released for people to report violations of the orders and restrictions are: 0901-051-3197; 0901-051-3198; 0901-051-3199.
“We are guaranteeing strict confidentiality of all reports, and the full protection of the identity of all whistleblowers,” Sanwo-Olu assured.