The Lagos State Government said it is willing to grant conditional waivers to manufacturers and construction companies that may wish to operate beyond the stipulated hours allowed for free movement during the gradual lifting phase of the COVID-19 lockdown.
According to a statement by the Lagos State Government which was issued via Twitter, construction and manufacturing companies can extend their operations till 6pm, while other companies are still required to end operations by 3pm.
Governor Sanwo-Olu on Amended Gradual and Controlled Easing of the Lockdown from Monday May 4.@jidesanwoolu @drobafemihamzat #LagosAgainstCovid19 #CovidLASG #LASG #ForAGreaterLagos pic.twitter.com/tMtys7yamB
— The Lagos State Govt (@followlasg) May 4, 2020
However, such companies must be willing to fulfil certain conditions as you can see below.
“The issuance of these waivers will be conditional upon a firm commitment from the applying company that it will make adequate and complete arrangements for the transportation of staff between their homes and places of work” the statement said in parts.
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The Lagos State Government had earlier directed that companies wishing to reopen on May 4 could only operate within the hours of 9am and 3 pm. However, that earlier directive has been relaxed in a bid to encourage faster economic recovery in the state. This notwithstanding, movements during this gradual unlocking period will still be under the Government’s strict supervision.
In the meantime, it appears all relaxation centres and other related businesses will remain shut for now until a review is done.
(READ MORE: Businesses that must remain closed after May 4)
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