Management of the University of Lagos has shut down the staff club of the institution in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The Head of the Media Unit of the university, Mrs Olufadeke Akinleye, confirmed this to our correspondent on Friday, 8 January, 2021.
She explained that the development was a precautionary measure.
“Yes, we have shut down the staff club. The directive was given by the VC, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe. It is a precautionary measure and in line with the directive of the Federal Government that clubs shout be shut,” she said.
When asked if the shutdown was as a result of alleged cases of COVID-19 among UNILAG lecturers, she replied, “No, that is not true.”
The PUNCH had on Wednesday reported that a former Dean of Faculty of Education at UNILAG, Professor Duro Ajeyalemi, died at 70.
He reportedly died of coronavirus-related complications at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, in Lagos.
The PUNCH reports that Ajeyalemi died barely three days after a former VC of the university, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, died.
On December 22, 2020, the Federal Government imposed new restrictions amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in various parts of the country.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, explained that the directives were advisories issued to state authorities for implementation in the next five weeks.
The new restrictions include civil servants from Grade Level 12 and below to stay at home for the next five weeks; the closure of all bars, nightclubs, pubs, and event centres, as well as recreational venues in all states and the FCT.
All restaurants were also directed to close, except those providing services to hotel residents, takeaways, home deliveries, and drive-ins.
Similarly, all informal and formal festivity events, including weddings, conferences, congresses, office parties, concerts, seminars, sporting activities, end of year events, have been restricted to not more than 50 people.