Assistant director for Public Affairs of the Lagos State Parks and Gardens, Titilayo Ajirotutu has announced the reopening of the state’s recreational parks for commercial use.

In a statement issued by the Director of LASPARK, Titilayo Ajirotutu, she mentioned that only two of the parks that is Kanu Park in Alausa and the Dr Abayomi Finnish Park in Oregun, Ikeja will be opened to visitors.

The state shut down all its recreational facilities in the state after the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country to contain the spread of the virus in the state’s communities.

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The General Manager of LASPARK, Mrs Adetoun Popoola also in a statement assured all users of the park that the agency had made all the necessary preparation to ensure strict compliance of the safety protocols.

“Strict observance of COVID-19 guidelines including physical distancing, use of face masks, temperature checks and washing of hands with soap and running water is germane to reducing the risk of exposure to the virus.

“It is also pertinent to mention that children below five and adults above 65 years are advised to stay home to reduce their risk of infection.

“All play items and games which have high touch surfaces will also not be operational for now at the parks,” Popoola said.

She further added that remaining parks in the state are undergoing assessment for reopening, meanwhile, the two parks: Ndubuisi Kanu and Dr.Abayomi Finnih parks will contain only 150 and 100 persons respectively to avoid overcrowding.

 

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