Over the failure to comply with COVID-19 guidelines, security operatives have sealed off Cubana nightclub, Ikeja GRA, and other services.
The nightclub and other facilities were shut down early Sunday morning by both the Lagos State Safety Commission and the Lagos State Police Command.
The police, led by Lagos State Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu, sent the club-goers out of the Cuban building before closing down the facility in a video that surfaced online.
Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, confirmed the development.
“Lagos State Commissioner of @PoliceNG CP Odumosu personally led a team that dispersed club attendees before shutting down Cubana, Ikeja GRA for failing to comply with #COVID19 guidelines,” he tweeted.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Gawat Jubril, added, “The Lagos State Safety Commission just sealed CUBANA Ikeja and other facilities for non-compliance to the State Government COVID-19 protocols.”
This comes about 48 hours after Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, suspended carnivals, concerts, and street parties until further notice, following a rise in cases of coronavirus in the state.
Sanwo-Olu also restored, in a statement on Friday, the restriction that no gathering must exceed 50 per cent of the full capacity of the venue in places of worship in the state.
In addition, he instructed all Grade 14 and below civil servants, with the exception of emergency personnel and first responders, to operate from home for the next 14 days, beginning on Monday 21 December in the first case.
The COVID-19 Incident Commander said that COVID-19 had been resurged and that the state could not afford to ease the fight against the virus.
He cautioned that the state government would not think to throw the full weight of the law to bear on any person or organization found in violation of public health regulations and coronavirus disease protocols.
“The following measures must be noted and complied with: All public servants from GL 14 and below, except emergency workers and first responders, are to work from home as from Monday, December 21st for the next 14 days – in the first instance.
“All schools must shut down with immediate effect, and until further notice.
“Concerts, carnivals and street parties are banned in Lagos State until further notice. Night clubs have not been allowed to open yet. All night clubs in Lagos must immediately shut down, until further notice,” he said.