Lagos State reopens recreational parks

By Emeh Joy
Lagos State Government reopens Dr Abayomi Finnih park and Ndubuisi Kanu Park after lockdown

The Lagos State Government has reopened two of its recreational parks for public use after many months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a statement issued on Sunday by the Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency, Ajirotutu Titilayo, the Agency's General Manager, Adetoun Popoola, made this announcement.

It noted that the agency had put in place, the relevant safety protocols for the public who would be visiting the parks.

Popoola said it is highly important to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines which include use of face masks, physical distancing, washing of hands as well as temperature checks.

Popoola also said that children who are below five and adults who are over 50 years are advised against visiting the recreational centres for now to reduce their risk of getting infected.

She also stated that all play items and games with high touch surfaces would not be operational at the centres for now.

She listed the two parks currently re-opened for public use as- Dr Abayomi Finnih Park in Oregun Ikeja and the Ndubuisi Kanu Park in Alausa.

She further added that the occupancy limits of the parks had been restricted to 100 people for Dr Abayomi Finnih Park and 150 people for Ndubuisi Kanu Park.