REGISTER-TO-OPEN: An Initiative To Enable Us Reopen Lagos For Full Business Activities– Sanwo-Olu.

Jide Sanwo-Olu.
Lagos State Governor.

The Lagos State Government says it is considering full re-opening of the critical sectors of its economy after assessing the readiness of businesses to re-open.


The Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said this on Sunday after the State’s Security Council meeting, held at the State House, Marina, where he said that the move to fully re-open the economy would not be done in a hurry.

He said that in the coming days, the state government would be rolling out “Register-to-Open” initiative as part of the plans that would enable it to assess the level of readiness of the players in the identified sectors for supervised operations.

The governor said that the officials from the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) and Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) would be visiting restaurants, companies, religious houses to assess their level of readiness.

He said that with the size of the state’s economy and numbers of businesses that are operating in Lagos, the government could not afford to keep people and businesses on lockdown permanently.

“We are at a level where we are reviewing the other arms of the economy. “In the coming days, we will be starting what we call Register-to-Open, which means all players in the restaurant business, event centres, entertainment, malls and cinemas will go through a form of re-registration and space management.

“There is a regulation that will be introduced to supervise this move. “We will be coming to their facilities to assess their level of readiness for a future opening.