Event Centre where petrol was distributed as Souvenir shut down

Event Centre where petrol was distributed as Souvenir shut down

The Lagos State government has moved to shut down the Havillah event centre where kegs of petrol were being handed out as souvenirs during a ceremony shown in a viral video to have occured at the event centre premises.

The video emerged on the social media on Saturday showing how a lady identified as Chidimma Pearl Ogbulu distributed the fuel as souvenirs during her installation ceremony as Erelu Okin at the event centre.

But while reacting to the video, the State’s commissioner of information and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said “There is no doubt that this action is dangerous and can lead to loss of lives and property. It is blatantly against all safety measures in such places.

“The Lagos State Government through the Safety Commission is investigating this matter and will ensure that all parties to this reprehensible action are made to account for it.”

He therefore said the venue of the part has been shut down by the state government.

Also, the senior special assistant to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Jubril Gawat, further said the Lagos State police commissioner has ordered the arrest of those involved.

In a Whatsapp message, the media aide simply said, “Lagos State Government through the Lagos Safety Commission and the Rapid Response Squad has sealed Havillah Event Centre, Oniru, for Contravening Public Safety Rules (Fuel Souvenir), as Lagos CP orders the arrest of culprits involved.”

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