Havillah Event Centre, Oniru, where petrol was used as a souvenir at a party has been sealed by the Lagos State Government for violating safety regulations.
Punch reports that the event centre was sealed by officials of the Lagos Safety Commission and the Rapid Response Squad “for Contravening Public Safety Rules”.
Gbenga Omotoso, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy spokesman, on Saturday revealed that the state government would probe the use of petrol as souvenir at a party.
The statement came after the agency’s attention was drawn to a viral video showing kegs of petrol being handed out as souvenirs at an events centre in Lagos.
Omotoso, in a statement, said there was no doubt that the action was dangerous and could lead to loss of lives and property, and it was against all safety measures in such places.
According to him, the Lagos State Government, through the Safety Commission will ensure that all parties to “the reprehensible action are made to account for it”.
“The safety of lives and property of Lagosians and visitors remains a top priority to government.
We, therefore, advise that actions that can lead to loss of lives and property be avoided,’’ Omotoso added.
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