Oreva Okolor Ben
The Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC) has shut more nightclubs and lounges in its bid to enforce the ongoing 2022 Zero Accident Campaign (ZAC) across the Lagos metropolis.
It will be recalled that the commission had last week shut down six nightclubs and lounges for not meeting up with the approved standard set by the state government.
At the weekend, four more nightclubs and lounges were shut by the commission in Lekki and Ikeja area of the state.
The affected places are D’ Prime Lounge Lekki, Bite Billionaire Lounge, Ikeja and House 26 Bar/Lounge, Ikeja and House 26. Ikeja.
Director-General, LSC, Lanre Mojola, said owners of some of these establishments showed flagrant disregard to the state government’s regulations to register with the commission through its www.lasgsafetyreg.com portal, despite different attempts to ensure their compliance.
“Other infractions include the non-regularization of their safety documents such as obtaining the Safety Compliance Certificate as required by Law,” he said.
He highlighted the lack of fire extinguishers, cleared marked exit routes with appropriate safety signages, food safety concerns, poor hygiene and housekeeping as other safety infractions amongst others.
Mojola further stated that the enforcement exercises would continue regularly across the State until such facilities complied.
He enjoined owners and operators of such facilities to seek a safety-first policy as this preserved their businesses and enhanced the well-being of not only their staff but also visiting members of the public and fun seekers.