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Lagos Seals Venue Where Guests Receive Petrol as Souvenirs

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Petrol scarcity leads a socialite to distribute the product to guests as souvenirs. The Lagos government seals off the venue

The Lagos state government has sealed Havillah Event Centre in Oniru for contravening public safety rules.

The event centre was sealed following the report of petrol distributed as souvenirs to guests.

Jubril Gawat, senior special assistant to the Lagos state governor on new media, said operatives of the Lagos Safety Commission and the Rapid Response Squad sealed the facility on Saturday.

A viral video had shown kegs of petrol handed out as souvenirs at a party in the state.

Gbenga Omotoso, the state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, in a statement on Saturday said it is a blatant disregard for all safety measures for the distribution of petrol as souvenir.

In the viral video, the party guests were handed litres of petrol at the “Erelu Okin Installation Foundation Party,” according to the sticker.

It was a coronation party of one Chidinma Ogulu, a fashion stylist, as the Erelu Okin of Orile Kemta.

Mr Omotosho said that the action of using petrol as souvenirs was dangerous and can lead to loss of lives and properties, adding that “all parties to this reprehensible action are made to account for it.”

“The safety of lives and properties of Lagosians and visitors remains a top priority to the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration,” the statement reads.

“We, therefore, advise that actions that can lead to loss of lives and properties be avoided.”

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