The Lagos State government on Saturday sealed an event centre where kegs of petrol were handed out as souvenir. during a party in the state.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Jubril Gawat, confirmed the closure of the event centre on his Twitter handle.

He added the event centre, Havillah Event Centre in the Oniru area of the state, was sealed by the Lagos State Safety Commission and Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operatives for contravening public safety rules.

The governor’s aide revealed that the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, has ordered the arrest of the people involved in the act.

The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, had earlier said the state government would probe the matter.

He said the action was dangerous and could lead to the loss of lives and property as it was against all safety measures in such places.

Omotosho said the safety commission would ensure that all parties involved in the distribution of the petrol are made to account for it.

“The safety of lives and property of Lagosians and visitors remains a top priority to the government,” the commissioner had said

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

Over the past few weeks, Nigerians have been battling petrol scarcity, after the supply chain was disrupted due to the importation of off-spec petrol.

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