Government Commences Investigation into Petrol Souvenirs in Lagos


The Lagos State Government has said that it has started investigation into the dangerous use of kegs of fuel as souvenirs during a party in the city.

On the kegs which were assembled in large numbers and distributed to guests were written Erelu Okin Foundation Party.

Investigation revealed that party where the petrol kegs were distributed in Lagos to guests was organised to celebrate the coronation of a popular fashion stylist, Pearl Ogbulu, as the Erelu Okin by an Ogun State monarch, the Olu Of Kemta, Oba Adetokunbo Tejuoso.

Government Spokesman and Commissioner for Information, Mr Gbenga Omotosho said that the Government through the Safety Commission will investigate the weird development.

He said that the action was a dangerous threat to lives and property in the state.

He stressed that the safety of lives and property of all residents of Lagos was a top priority to the State government and would not be compromised.

“The attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to a video showing kegs of petrol being handed out as souvenirs at an Event Centre in Lagos. The video has gone viral on social media.

“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.

“The safety of lives and property of Lagosians and visitors remain a top priority to the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration. We, therefore, advise that actions that can lead to loss of lives and property be avoided.” The statement read


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