COVID-19: Lagos taskforce shuts Cubana nightclub, others for flouting Sanwo-Olu’s directive


Lagos State special taskforce has shut down Cubana nightclub, Ikeja GRA, and other facilities for defying the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s ban on the activities of nightclubs in the state occasioned by rising cases of COVID-19 pandemic. According to report, the operation was carried out by joint efforts of the Lagos State Safety Commission and Lagos State Police Command early Sunday morning.

In a video that surfaced online, the police led by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, sent the club-goers out of the Cubana building before shutting the facility.

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 on New Media, Gawat Jubril, also said,

“The Lagos State Safety Commission just sealed CUBANA Ikeja and other facilities for non-compliance to the State Government COVID-19 protocols.” Recall that Sanwo-Olu, had on Friday read  riot acts banning carnivals, concerts, and street parties until further notice, following the increase in coronavirus cases in the state. Vanguard

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