Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja and AlaoAbiodun
THE Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Sunday closed down the favored Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja indefinitely after the power violated the Presidential Process Pressure’s (PTF) directives on the ban on public gatherings as a part of measures to curb the unfold of the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The order issued by the FCT Process Pressure on COVID-19 is coming a day after well-liked musician, Azeez Fashola, generally known as Naira Marley, featured and entertained fun-seekers on the mall.
Naira Marley got here below intense criticism for performing on the live performance that recorded huge attendance.
It was gathered that Naira Marley flew from Lagos to Abuja with Ex-BBNaija star, Kim Oprah, regardless of the ban on interstate motion and flights.
Talking to reporters in Abuja after sealing the mall, Chairman of the Ministerial Enforcement Process group on COVID-19 restrictions, Ikharo Attah, lamented that regardless of a number of warnings from the PTF and the FCT Administration on tips to function, the mall administration selected to allow a live performance by Naira Marley and likewise conducting enterprise actions exceeding the traditional hours allowed by the authorities.
He added that the administration has secured a judgment from a cellular courtroom headed by Justice of the Peace Idayat Akonni, who sat within the mall’s premises in Jabi to seal up the mall for 2 weeks for default of the COVID-19 protocols following three depend expenses.
Ikharo, who defined that the seal-up order was necessitated by the illegal and the embarrassing occasion on the mall on Friday evening.
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When requested if the FCT administration plan to declare Marley needed, Attah stated: “He flew into Abuja Friday from Lagos and returned again the identical day to the nation’s former capital metropolis. We’re satisfied that the Lagos State authorities, which had in current previous had an disagreeable expertise with the artist will do the needful since he additionally breached the interstate journey ban, which applies to Lagos State.”
Many Abuja residents have criticised the organisers of the occasion for holding such through the COVID-19 pandemic saga.
They’re of the views that Naira Marley must be sanctioned for performing and violating the PTF protocols.
The occasion, which was meant to be a “drive-in live performance”, was was organised by Play Community Africa, Site visitors Bar, El’Carnival and sponsored by Glenfiddich with tickets offered between N20,000 and N250,000.
In keeping with studies, it was gathered that followers on the live performance defied the social distancing order as stipulated by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC). Followers trooped out of their automobiles to the stage floor to witness Naira Marley’s efficiency.