Scarcity : Lagos State Government (LASG) probes incident of fuel that was distributed as souvenir at party.
LASG says this action is dangerous and can lead to loss of lives and property.
The Lagos State Government says it is investigating a viral video showing kegs of petrol handed out as souvenirs at an event centre in Lagos.
This was made known in a statement by the Lagos State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, on Saturday.
“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.”
In the video, which has gone viral on social media, the half-filled fuel kegs gifted to guests as souvenir bore stickers saying : “Erelu Okin Foundation Installation Party.” It comes amidst biting fuel scarcity across the country.