Lagos State Government did a test run of a drive-in concert over the weekend.
The event was organized in preparation for the re-opening of the entertainment sector. This is as the state commences gradual easing of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in the state.
Speaking at the event, Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA, General Manager, Dr. Dolapo Fasawe, explained that the exercise was to safely reinvigorate Lagos’s entertainment landscape after a long break, occasioned by COVID-19 lockdown.
According to Fasawe, “society benefits from entertainment. It adds structure to our social lives. Our goal is to ensure that the entertainment world can operate in a safe and healthy environment to create lasting positive memories, as we adjust to the post-COVID-19 lifestyle.
“The drive-in concert event is globally accepted as a new model for hosting safe entertainment events.
The General Manager noted that though the event was successful, there was still room for improvement. This was as the agency would appraise the event in order to come up with a more robust plan to further extend the scheme to other relevant sectors.
Dr. Fasawe described the Lagos drive-in concert event as a test run for the new normal. He expressed that its success would be a win for all and a guide for future events in the state.
While stressing that the state places a high premium on the lives of the citizens, there was the need to adopt new approaches that safeguard the lives of her citizens.
The event had about 50 vehicles in attendance parked in line with physical distancing guidelines recommended by LASEPA.
Most of the attendees were safely seated in their vehicles. Some of them danced to the tunes of popular musician, Mayokun. Some of them listened to the performances through their car radio. But all were within the marked spaces.
Lapazio Lifestyles and Entertainment Group coordinated the concert that held in Lekki.