Lagos state has finalised guidelines to restart the economy
Employers are expected to register to be part of the scheme to restart the economy
According to the state government, workplaces must follow some guidelines
The Lagos state government says it has set the process of re-opening its economy in motion, with the rollout of ”Register-to-Open” guidelines.
The government also said it will give incentives to businesses that employ large number of people.
According to the government, this will ensure that jobs are not lost.
Meanwhile, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said at a webinar organised by First Securities Discount House (FSDH) Group, with the theme: ”A Global Pandemic: Local Realities and Peculiarities – A View from the Frontlines”.
He said that the state government was daily battling the reality of balancing reactivation of economic activities and the continuation of the state’s response to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
The governor said that the battle to stop the ravaging virus in Lagos had subjected the state to a delicate situation.
He said it was a situation of having to manage hunger resulting from weeks of slowdown in economic activities and also the movement of consumer goods to keep the economy afloat.
Sanwo-Olu said that the four-page Register-to-Open guidelines were the major part of the measures initiated to achieve phased re-opening of the state economy.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Lagos state government on Thursday, May 21, disclosed that it has spent N640 million on COVID-19 tests.
Akin Abayomi, the state commissioner for health made the disclosure when giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in Lagos.
He said the state spends between N40,000 and N50,000 per test and has tested 16,000 people so far.
The commissioner pointed out that the COVID-19 tests performed in Lagos was is much higher than anywhere else in Nigeria.
Abayomi said the state is planning to increase the number of tests to about a thousand per day.
He said the state government was providing COVID-19 tests free of charge for now.
Abayomi noted that Lagos residents who have suspected symptoms of COVID-19 can get tested at any of the four laboratories that carry out tests for the virus.
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