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Hotel, night club sealed in Lagos for flouting COVID-19 lockdown order

Lagos state officials shut down hotel and night club for violating COVID-19 regulations

Two leisure spots in Badagry West LCDA of Lagos State have been shut down for contravening new guidelines issued by the government to operators of hotels, clubs, and other entertainment outfits in the State.

Recall that Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos had announced that the state government within the next few days might be compelled to take tougher actions, which include the review of gradual relaxation announced about a week ago.

Speaking on the closure of Maggi Hotel, and Tambari Theatre Art (Night Club), the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu, stated that the facilities were shut for violating and contravening the order of the State government said,

“It was also discovered that there is a high level of immorality going on in these places. The Night Club has become home for strippers, drug barons and all sorts of mischief”

The Special Adviser expressed displeasure with the unlawful practices by the management of the two facilities, stressing that the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture were not followed in spite of several advocacies by the State government.

Bonu disclosed further that legal action will be instituted against the owners of the hotel and night club to ensure appropriate sanctions are meted out.

While noting that the exercise of monitoring the level of compliance across the State continues, the Special Adviser pleaded with residents to provide useful information that would assist in discovering other hotels and clubhouses still operating in different parts of Lagos.

CANDIID ONLINE recalls that Nollywood actress Funke Akindele, also known as Jenifa, had organized a birthday party with her husband. The party saw the likes of Naira Marley and other popular celebrities in attendance including Gbadamosi ADP gubernatorial candidate.

Nigerians who were outraged dragged the couple in a twitter frenzy and raised the concerns a notch higher. For violating the government’s order, police swung into action and arrested Funke and her husband. Both were arraigned yesterday.

Funke and her husband pleaded guilty to hosting the party despite the coronavirus lockdown. They were sentenced to 14 days of community service and fined N100,000 each by a magistrate court in Ogba, Lagos.

With 81 new cases in Lagos, confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria’s economic capital have now risen to 1,845.

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