Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has shutdown a hotel and a club in the Badagry West Local Council Development Area for violating the guidelines issued to curb further spread of coronavirus in the state.
In a statement on Sunday, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Solomon Bonu said the affected facilities, Maggi Hotel and Tambari Theatre Art (night club), opened for business in defiance to government’s directives.
Mr Bonu also said the government discovered that there was a high level of immorality going on at the two facilities.
“It was also discovered that there was a high level of immorality going on in those places. The night club had become home for strippers, drug barons and all sorts of mischief,” Bonu added.
He expressed displeasure at 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 advocacy by government.
Bonu said legal action would be instituted against the owners of the hotel and night club to serve as a deterrent to others.
“We’ll bring the full weight of the law on these erring operators and ensure that they show total compliance level before they can regain access to these facilities. This, the government believes, will send a signal to others who are still operating illegally in different parts of the state,” he said.
The special adviser pleaded with residents to provide information that could assist in discovering other hotels and clubhouses still operating illegally in different parts of Lagos.
KanyiDaily had also reported that River State Governor, Nyesom Wike demolished two hotels in the state for violating a lockdown order put in place by the state government.
His action has been condemned and described as unconstitutional, despotic and a gross abuse of power, by Nigerians on social media.
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