In a bid to ensure adherence to the Lagos state government’s directives on social distancing, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, alongside other officials of the ministry, have embarked on a monitoring exercise of some eateries and restaurants in the state.
While speaking during the exercise, Akinbile-Yusuf stated that the monitoring became imperative to determine the level of compliance with the directive of the State Government on social distancing and restriction to take-away packs and orders only by eateries and restaurants operating in the State.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was clear in his address on the gradual easing of the Statewide lockdown order and the new guidelines issued to operators of Eateries and Restaurants, which stated that they will be allowed to operate between 9a.m and 7p.m for take-out and orders only,” she explained.
The Commissioner revealed that the monitoring team visited about eight eateries within the state’s capital and its environs, where they observed over 90 per cent compliance with the government’s order. She also stressed that in places where compliance level was low, the officials took time to enlighten the operators on the expected standard of operation.
She listed Domino’s Pizza at WEMPCO Road, Ogba; KFC Ifako-Ijaiye Road; Sweet Sensation Ijaiye, Ogba; Tastee Fried Chicken at Ijaiye Road, Ogba and The Place along Oba Ogunnusi Road, while adding that the monitoring exercise will be carried out in other parts of the state soon.
Members of the monitoring team include the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Babatunde Olaide-Mesewaku; Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Tourism, Tunji Seymour; Director of Administration and Human Resource, Hakeem Sarumi; Director of Research and Development, Yetunde Simpson; Director of Tourism Promotion, Adanma Oni; and Head of Hotel Licensing, Ladejobi Ibrahim, among others.