The Lagos state government says it has set the process of re-opening its economy in motion, with the rollout of ”Register-to-Open” guidelines. 

The government also said it will give incentives to businesses that employ large number of people. According to the government, this will ensure that jobs are not lost. Meanwhile, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said at a webinar organised by First Securities Discount House (FSDH) Group, with the theme: ”A Global Pandemic: Local Realities and Peculiarities – A View from the Frontlines”. He said that the state government was daily battling the reality of balancing reactivation of economic activities and the continuation of the state’s response to contain the coronavirus pandemic. 

The governor said that the battle to stop the ravaging virus in Lagos had subjected the state to a delicate situation. He said it was a situation of having to manage hunger resulting from weeks of slowdown in economic activities and also the movement of consumer goods to keep the economy afloat. 

Sanwo-Olu said that the four-page Register-to-Open guidelines were the major part of the measures initiated to achieve phased re-opening of the state economy.