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Lagos seal mall, plaza for flouting directives on large gathering ban

By Ademola Adeshina 

Lagos State Government on Saturday, sealed a mall and a plaza for flouting the large social gatherings, parties, and clubs directives aimed at curbing the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic across the state.

The outfits sealed by the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Safety Commission and Policemen attached to Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Enforcement Agency (Task Force), are Prime mall and Mega one Plaza in Lekki.

It was reliably gathered that the enforcement team were on patrol of Lekki, Victoria Island, Ajah, Ikeja, Lagos Island and some parts of Surulere Local Government for the enforcement of the directive.

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LASEPA General Manager, Dolapo Fasawe, engaged the culprits on reasons they must support the government in curtailing spread of coronavirus.

It was further gathered that the team would be moving around the state to ensure residents do not violate the directives.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, while speaking earlier on the need for banning large gatherings, said,“In South Korea, and Singapore, the disease spread largely through organized religious gatherings. The issue is of course not cause religion, but that the virus can spread through any large assemblage of people or gathering.

“To protect and save lives, law enforcement agencies, especially the Police, have been directed to enforce compliance with the directive against any assemblage of a large number of people at any location.

“You will all agree with me that these time call for us all to act responsibly and abstain from all large outings or gatherings of any kind, be they academic, family, professional, political, religious or social”, the governor added.